One of the largest publishing companies founded in the U.S, Simon & Schuster, stated that Mary Trump’s new book set a sales record for the publisher. It sold a grand total of 950,000 copies, including presales, on its first day of release on Tuesday.
What We Know:
- According to the publisher, all sales figures include pre-orders, physical print books, ebooks and e-audiobooks all together. The company also ordered a 14th printing of the book that will bring the number of copies to more than 1,150,000.
- In Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, Trump’s niece gives her point of view, mixed with anecdotes and a relatively clear analysis on how it was like to grow up in the family. She also notably heeds a word of warning to the readers about having her uncle Donald Trump in another term in office.
- The CEO of Simon & Schuster, Jonathan Karp, said in a statement, “There is only one word that can be used to describe the sales of Mary Trump’s memoir and that word is HUGE. ‘Too Much and Never Enough’ has entered the national conversation in a way that few books ever do, becoming a cultural phenomenon and must-read for anyone seeking to understand the singular family dynamic that produced the most powerful man in the world today.”
- In an hour long interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos earlier this week, Mary Trump greatly reflected on the process of writing the book, which she realized had “so many parallels between the circumstances in which my family operated and the circumstances in which this country is now operating”.
- “I saw firsthand what focusing on the wrong things, elevating the wrong people can do, the collateral damage that can be done by allowing someone to live their lives without accountability,” she said.
- Another book by the same publisher titled, The Room Where It Happened by former national security advisor John Bolton, had been released this summer and it allegedly contains classified information.
Ever since the novel’s publishing on June 23rd, a federal judge ruled that due to so many copies being distributed, roughly 800,000 copies in its first week alone, it was futile to take it back. Since then, it has risen to best seller lists everywhere.