Tuesday, April 24, 2018

James Comey's Blockbuster Memoir, "A Higher Loyalty," Sells 600K Copies In First Week

Former FBI Director James Comey's new memoir "A Higher Loyalty" sells over 600K copies in its first week.

Whether Donald Trump and the Trumpers like it or not, former FBI Director James Comey's new memoir, A Higher Loyalty, is an instant blockbuster having sold over 600,000 units in it's first week.

From The New York Times:

The early sales figures for Mr. Comey’s book dwarfed other recent political best sellers. Hillary Clinton’s memoir, “What Happened,” sold more than 300,000 copies in all formats in its first week on sale.

And “Fire and Fury,” Michael Wolff’s explosive look inside the Trump White House, sold around 200,000 hardcover copies in its first full week on sale, according to NPD BookScan, which tracks about 85 percent of print sales. Mr. Wolff’s book, which came out in January, has sold more than 2 million copies to date.

Mr. Comey has no doubt benefited from wall-to-wall television coverage. He has given revealing interviews on every major news network, drawing angry tweets from President Trump, which in turn prompted more news coverage of the book.

That cycle will likely drag on as Mr. Comey continues his book promotion tour this week with an appearance at a CNN Town Hall and an interview on Fox News Channel.

According to the publisher, multiple reprints have been ordered.

In this highly polarized political landscape, Amazon has limited reviews of the book to people who actually purchased the memoir from the website to avoid skewing the ratings.

Of the nearly 800 reviews of the tome on Amazon, 90% are 5-stars raves.

As The Times points out, the Trump followers/Comey haters were basically too cheap to actually buy the book before they got ready to hate on it.

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