‘Fire along with Fury’ sales top 29,000 in first weekend

Customers purchase copies of one of the first UK consignments of Michael Wolff's book on President Trump's Presidency 'Fire along with Fury', at Waterstones, Piccadilly on January 9, 2018 in London, England. The book will be already a bestseller with over a million orders inside US alone.

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Customers purchase copies of one of the first UK consignments of Michael Wolff’s book on President Trump’s Presidency ‘Fire along with Fury’, at Waterstones, Piccadilly on January 9, 2018 in London, England. The book will be already a bestseller with over a million orders inside US alone.

Michael Wolff’s “Fire along with Fury” sold more than 29,000 hardcover copies in its first week of publication, NBD BookScan told The Associated Press.

which number, announced Wednesday along with the highest overall for books last week, will be likely to grow far higher in future reports. Wolff’s explosive tell-all about the Trump administration only arrived on the scene last Friday along with BookScan’s weekly sales run through Saturday.

“The first couple of days of sales figures aren’t giving us the full picture,” said Kristen McLean, the NPD Group’s book industry analyst. “Because of potential distribution issues related to the early Discharge coupled with high demand, the item may take a few weeks to see exactly where This particular book will land in comparison to different political bestsellers of the last few years.”

“Fire along with Fury” has been so in demand which retailers have struggled to keep the item in stock, with Amazon.com warning of delays of two to four weeks for delivery. BookScan, which tracks about 85 percent of the retail market, only counts an order as a sale once the book has been shipped.

The BookScan numbers also don’t include e-books. According to Macmillan CEO John Sargent, digital sales already top 250,000 copies, an extraordinary number for a nonfiction Discharge along with likely boosted by the scarcity of the hardcover edition. Audio sales exceed 100,000.

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