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'Fire & Fury' Sales Hit 192K First Week; 700K in Pipeline

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An in-store display at Waterstone's Piccadilly with copies of "Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House" from the UK's first consignments of the Michael Wolff book. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 18 January 2018 02:45 PM

Sales of "Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House" approached 200,000 in the book’s first week on shelves as demand for copies of the controversial tell-all involving President Donald Trump outstripped the first printing and remained high, Publishers Weekly reported on Thursday.

NPD BookScan, which captures from 80 to 85 percent of print sales of the Michael Wolff book, said 191,838 copies were sold in the title's first full week which ended Jan. 14, easily making it the nation's biggest seller, per PW.

John Sargent, chief executive of Macmillian, said last week that another 700,000 copies of the book were shipped in efforts to meet demand, per PW, and added that he was working with vendors and its printer to get more books in circulation.

Publishers Weekly said "Fire & Fury" book sales so far have come through BookScan's retail and club channel, which includes bookstores and Amazon. Sargent said there were 1.4 million orders for the book and Amazon was showing a two- to four-week wait for it.

Earlier this month, The Guardian leaked news from the embargoed book, and authorized excerpts in New York magazine and The Hollywood Reporter created a media firestorm starring Trump and former advisor Steve Bannon, one of Wolff's principal sources, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Bannon was harshly criticized by Trump after excerpts appeared in which Bannon questioned Trump's mental fitness and disparaged his son Donald Trump Jr., according to the New York Times. Bannon was later forced to step down as executive chairman of Breitbart News and he lost his SiriusXM Radio platform that was connected to Breitbart.

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Sales of "Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House" approached 200,000 in the book’s first week on shelves as demand for copies of the controversial tell-all involving President Donald Trump outstripped the first printing and remained high.
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