Jan 17, 2018
By Michael Kramer
Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury sold more than 190,000 hardcover copies last week.
That’s according to NPD BookScan – which says combined sales of hardcover, e-books and audio books now top 500,000.
Wolff’s account of a dysfunctional Trump administration has topped the bestseller lists since coming out this month. U.S. President Donald Trump has likely helped sales – by frequently denouncing the book as fiction and threatening to sue.
Publisher Henry Holt and Co. has struggled to keep copies available.
Last week, CEO John Sargent of Holt parent company Macmillan told the Associated Press that Fire and Fury had sold more 250,000 copies as an e-book and more than 100,000 in audio.
BookScan announced the new results Wednesday. It tracks around 85 per cent of retail sales.