Praised for his handling of Trump’s attempt to ‘intimidate a publisher’, Macmillan CEO John Sargent will speak at the Frankfurter Buchmesse this year.
The growing list of political Trump books published in the States this season are seeing strong foreign rights sales into Europe.
A treatise on making moral decisions in an immoral age–or the excuses of a man Donald Trump calls a “slimeball” who “always ends up badly and out of whack”–the new James Comey book is from Macmillan, which published ‘Fire and Fury’ earlier this year.
Taking all formats together, Macmillan’s Henry Holt & Company is reporting 1.7 million copies of Michael Wolff’s book sold as the book leaps to No. 1 on the lists.
As ‘Fuego y Furia’ is readied by a Planeta team of translators for Vintage Español’s North American Spanish edition, ‘Fire and Fury’ is now listed as ‘in stock’ on Amazon.com and selling fast.
‘A sad irony to see the so-called leader of the free world trying to limit freedom to publish.’ The International Publishers Association slams the Trump cease-and-desist effort and libel law comments as ‘a new and worrying development.’
Exact sales figures remain hard to determine as ‘Fire and Fury’ continues to fly off the bookstore shelves and rights inquiries from around the world pour in to agent Andrew Wylie’s office.
In a response being followed internationally by freedom to publish advocates, Macmillan’s attorneys answer the Trump attorneys’ demands that the publisher stop the release of Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury.’
In a staff memo, Macmillan CEO John Sargent responds to Donald Trump’s efforts to block the publication of Fire and Fury and ‘demand[s] that President Trump understand and abide by the First Amendment.’
After receiving a cease-and-desist letter from Donald Trump’s personal attorneys to stop publication of Michael Wolff’s book, American publisher Henry Holt instead moved up the release of ‘Fire and Fury’ to Friday.