Investigative reporter Bob Woodward's new book is flying off the shelves.
Fear: Trump in the White House sold more than 750,000 copies in its first day of release, The Hill reported Thursday. Publisher Simon & Schuster said it was the fastest-selling book in its 94-year history, and that it would order a ninth round of printing to accommodate the demand. Barnes & Noble also said that the book had the "fastest sales for an adult title" since 2015.
Woodward's book, which focuses on chaos within the Trump administration, has drawn rapt attention, as published excerpts spark conversation about dysfunction and betrayal in the White House. President Trump has lashed out at Woodward and called the book a work of "fiction," claiming that the veteran reporter fabricated quotes to make Trump look bad and benefit Democrats in the midterm elections. Woodward has written books about multiple administrations, dating back to former President Richard Nixon, who was ultimately brought down by Woodward's reporting on the Watergate scandal. The reporter has said he stands by his reporting in Fear.
"Based on immense pre-publication and ongoing interest, the reading public clearly has an enormous appetite for what we believe, as Woodward says, is 'a pivot point in history,'" said Simon & Schuster President Jonathan Karp in a statement. The publisher now has more than 1.15 million copies printed, as Trump and his aides continue to search for the officials who "cooperated with" Woodward for the book. Summer Meza