Nov 12, 2019

Book by "Anonymous" Trump official breaks Hachette pre-sale record

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"A Warning," a book by the anonymous "senior Trump administration official" who authored an infamous New York Times op-ed last year, has had more preorders than any other nonfiction book in Hachette Book Group history, the publisher announced Tuesday.

The big picture: Hachette Book Group has gone to print three times, with 500,000 copies ready to go into circulation in seven languages. The Washington Post reviewed the book ahead of its release and critiqued its lack of specific details, which is intended to protect the author's identity.

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"Anonymous" author: Trump will hear from me, in my own name

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The anonymous "senior Trump administration official" who authored a 2018 New York Times op-ed and a new book against President Trump told a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session Tuesday they will reveal their identity.


Trump will hear from me, in my own name, before the 2020 election."
— Excerpt from the anonymous writer's Reddit AMA
Go deeperArrowNov 27, 2019

Donald Trump Jr.'s "Triggered" debuts at No. 1 on NYT bestseller list

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Donald Trump Jr.'s "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us" topped the New York Times' nonfiction bestseller list on Wednesday.

The big picture: Trump's book was released on Nov. 5 and outlines his view of the left, their tactics and what he sees as a series of tricks meant to push conservatives out of the public arena.

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How Trump Jr.'s book sales were supported by bulk GOP purchases

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At least nine GOP organizations, Republican candidates and advocacy groups are selling Donald Trump Jr.'s first book, "Triggered," boosting his sales and sending him to the top of the New York Times' bestseller list for nonfiction, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The candidates and groups are recouping their cash through donations, so the story is mostly valuable as an interesting look at how these books make the Times bestseller list.

Go deeperArrowNov 28, 2019