Anonymous Anti-Trump Book Already Breaking Sales Records

The book has garnered more preorders than any other non-fiction book in its publisher's history

Anonymous Anti-Trump Book Already Breaking Sales Records
By Bonnie Stiernberg / November 13, 2019 5:30 am

It doesn’t come out until Nov. 19, but a book penned by an anonymous senior-level official in the Trump administration has already earned a record-setting number of preorders.

A Warning, which is written by the same person who anonymously authored an anti-Trump op-ed for the New York Times last year, provides an inside account of the presidency and argues that Trump is unfit for office. According to its publisher, the Twelve imprint at Hachette Book Group, it has “garnered more pre-orders than any other nonfiction book at any imprint in the history of Hachette.”

The publisher says the book — which urges readers not to vote for Trump in 2020 — has already been pre-ordered “well over” 100,000 times, and as of Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 12) it was No. 2 on Amazon’s best-seller list. Half a million copies are being printed in anticipation of its demand — a huge number for a political book.

“We are very proud to publish this historic book that is already breaking records before its release,” Twelve’s publisher, Sean Desmond, said in a statement. “I think readers will find A Warning to be a fascinating, detailed account.”

In addition to English, the book will be printed in French, German, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Dutch and Arabic.

Naturally, the Trump administration is not pleased with the book. “This person is a gutless coward, who doesn’t have the spine to put his or her name to their shameful lies,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.

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