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John Bolton’s memoir has sold a staggering 780,000 copies in its first week on sale

Jul 14, 2020

CNN
John Bolton’s book “The Room Where It Happened” is the best-selling Trump tell-all in two years, according to week one sales figures.

Simon & Schuster, the book’s publisher, said Wednesday that it has sold more than 780,000 copies so far.

The total included print copies, ebooks, audiobooks plus “orders from consumers that are as yet unfulfilled due to extraordinary demand,” the publisher said.

Most authors are lucky to sell tens of thousands of copies. Selling hundreds of thousands of copies in one week is exceedingly rare.

Bolton’s success is a testament to his bombshells about life in the Trump White House; an aggressive marketing campaign with interviews on all the major networks; and an anti-Bolton campaign led by the president.

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