Sep 24, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Woodward book sells 600,000 copies in Week 1

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Simon & Schuster announced that Bob Woodward’s "Rage" sold 600,000 copies in the U.S. in Week 1, including pre-orders, sales of print books, ebooks, audiobooks and e-audiobooks.

The big picture: Woodward's book dropped a series of scathing reports on President Trump, including that he purposefully played down the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Woodward came under fire for not alerting the public that Trump wasn't being forthright about the pandemic sooner than his book release.

What to watch: The publisher ordered a fourth printing that will bring the number of hardcover copies in print to 1.3 million.

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