Fear | Book by Bob Woodward | Official Publisher Page | Simon & SchusterBy Rory Tingle For Dailymail. That figure included pre-orders and audio books. Barnes and Noble, the world's largest retail bookseller, refused to release its own sales figures, but it confirmed the book was flying off the shelves. Readers have gouged on the raft of embarrassing revelations in Fear, while sales have no doubt been helped by President Trump's regular tweets expressing fury at its contents. On Amazon, it has outsold all but three books so far this year. Fire and Fury, another book about Trump's White House, by Michael Woolf, is top, in front of a motivational title and a parody of a children's book.
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In fiction or nonfiction, controversy sells. Bob Woodward proved that in spades this week. While one book is a fictitious novel and the other a reported tell-all, they actually have more in common than just huge sales figures and elderly authors. He supplemented these interviews with meeting notes, files and documents. But President Donald Trump is now using these journalistic methods against him.
Americans are buying more political books in than in recent years, though which books they're picking up seems to depend largely on the political persuasion of their state. In other words, red states buy more books favorable of President Donald Trump, while blue states seem more interested in books critical of Trump—although there are five outliers. It's unclear why. The top three bestselling books for the company were all mostly critical of Trump. Trump called this book, which included many incendiary interviews with high-level officials, a "work of fiction" shortly after its release.
When the book was announced back in July, there was an immediate surge of pre-order sales, given Woodward's credibility and intense interest in what he had uncovered about the Trump White House. Pre-orders leveled off for a few weeks. But the book climbed back to No. After a week of sustained news coverage and presidential condemnations, "Fear" has firmly established itself as a hit. In fact, it outranks almost all the other Trump-related books that have gained attention this year. Woodward will probably have a hard time topping the sales for "Fire and Fury.
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Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post , where he has worked for forty-seven years. He has authored or coauthored eighteen books, all of which have been national nonfiction bestsellers. Twelve of those have been 1 national bestsellers. What Woodward has written is not just the story of a deeply flawed President but also, finally, an account of what those surrounding him have chosen to do about it. Its timing could not be more critical for a nation exhausted by tweets and spin, and trying to assess the danger to democracy posed by a presidency that shatters its norms and demeans its institutions.