The report of special advocate Robert S. Mueller III was finally published on Thursday and already numerous publishers wanted to benefit from it.
"The wait is over," promised Skyhorse, an independent publisher of "The Miller's Report: The Final Report of Special Counsel in Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion." With a foreword by Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard professor Law School, criticizing Mr Müller's investigation and praised by President Trump It is already a best-seller from Amazon and is ranked # 1 in the category "Biographies of Espionage."
Just behind it is "The Mueller Report," an offer from The Washington Post and the Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner that promises "exclusive analysis" of members of the Pulitzer Prize winners Taff. Brian Belfiglio, Vice President and Director of Publicity at Scribner, said the imprint is expected to release an e-book on Friday and that the paperback edition will be available on April 26 or earlier.
Barnes & Noble ] also offers free downloads of the report as a digital Nook book through publisher Sterling Publishing. And Melville House Books – an independent publisher of literature, non-fiction and poetry – will shortly be selling the report as a paperback and e-book without commentary or analysis.
It does not matter that the 448-page report on Russian interference is available The presidential elections 2016 can be read for free on the website of the Ministry of Justice . (It's also available on many news sites, including the New York Times, which does not publish the report in book form, says Danielle Rhoades Ha, a Times spokeswoman.) She said the Times is planning to release a 16-page special issue on the Friday, which will include summaries and highlights of the newspaper's comments on the report.)
[ Read excerpts from the Mueller Report and Times Reporter Analysis .
Publishers are asking $ 1.99 for an e-book up to $ 12.99 for a paperback edition of the Mueller Report.
Books based on government documents are commonplace, especially after the events that have aroused public interest and shaped the country's history.
In 1998, The Post and publisher PublicAffairs published a paperback version of "The Starr Report: The Understanding of Independent Legal Adviser Kenneth W. Starr on President Clinton and the Lewinsk y Affair. "And in 2011, the National Archives and Nimble Books published The Pentagon Papers, a 1967 report commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara that led to the end of the Vietnam War.
In 2014, Melville House, based in Brooklyn, published the report "Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Study of the Central Intelligence Agency Detention and Interrogation Committee." The report relied on more than six million internal CIA documents investigating interrogation practices, prisoner deaths and regulatory practices. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Californian Democrat, wrote the foreword.
Skyhorse cited Mr. Müller as the author of his book, but does not expect him to benefit from it. Under federal law, the work prepared by the United States Government is public domain.