The surprising victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election on November 8 has resulted in a boom in books about the former real estate magnate and reality television star—a number of which have been crashed and rushed out the door.
Skyhorse Publishing will release conservative political consultant and author Roger Stone's The Making of the President 2016 on January 31, to the tune of 200,000 copies in the first printing alone. Stone, whose book, according to Skyhorse, is written in the spirit of Theodore H. White's The Making of the President 1960, has written books on John Kennedy, the Clintons, Benghazi, the Bushes, and Richard Nixon.
Bill Wolfsthal, associate publisher at Skyhorse, has called the book "the first in-depth look at how Donald Trump managed to shock the world and win the election," adding that the publisher went from contract to printed books in less than six weeks."
The more traditionally conservative publisher Regnery has already published the e-book How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, by Joel Pollak and Larry Schweikart; its paperback edition will release in February.
Like Stone, Pollak and Schweikart have strong conservative pedigrees; Polla is an editor-at-large and in-house counsel at Breitbart News and former candidate for Congress in Illinois who has written books including Wacko Birds: The Fall (and Rise) of the Tea Party, while Schweikart is a retired professor of history at the University of Dayton whose A Patriot’s History of the United States was a bestseller. Schweikart is the co-author of two more upcoming books, including another on Trump.