In a statement, Simon & Schuster said Bob Woodward's Fear: Trump In the White House sold more than 1,100,000 copies through its first week on sale in all formats, including "orders from consumers that are as yet unfulfilled due to extraordinary demand." The publisher cited the sales as marking the largest figure for any title in company history. It also revised its on-sale date figures to 900,000.
As of this morning, NPD BookScan indicated that the book has sold more than 339,000 copies at outlets the report to the service, which tracks roughly 80% of U.S. book sales. The publisher has ordered a tenth printing.
“There is only one word to describe the sales of Fear—and that word is huge,” said Jonathan Karp, president and publisher of S&S. “What’s especially gratifying is the appreciation readers and reviewers have for the integrity and importance of Bob Woodward’s reporting.”