Apr 19, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Publishers rush to sell already free Mueller report

In this image, a crowd of reporters with cameras take pictures of papers in the Mueller report as it sits on a table.

Media members film a few pages of the Mueller report in the House Judiciary Committee's hearing room. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

Two Mueller report books are in the top 15 on Amazon even though free PDFs are available online, AP reports.

The intrigue: Scribner, Melville House and Skyhorse Publishing are among those planning to have paperbacks out before the end of the month, with prices ranging from $15 for the Scribner book to $9.99 for the Melville House one.

The state of play: Skyhorse editorial director Mark Gompertz said celebrity attorney Alan Dershowitz, a Trump defender, was "the fastest reader and writer we have ever worked with," and was expected to finish an introduction by last night.

  • The Scribner book, expected to exceed 700 pages, is being prepared in conjunction with The Washington Post. A combination of Post reporters and professional narrators will work on an audio edition.

The long view: The Warren Commission report on the JFK assassination and the 9/11 Commission Report became best sellers.

  • The 9/11 report was nominated for a National Book Award.

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