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Kushner To Pen “Definitive” Book On Trump Admin

The Guardian reports: Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former president Donald Trump and a senior adviser in his administration, has secured a book deal to recount Trump’s presidency. Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced that Kushner’s book will come out in early 2022. Kushner has begun working on the memoir, currently untitled, and is expected to write …

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Major Publishers Won’t Touch Any Book By Trump

Politico reports: In a statement last Friday, Trump said he had received two offers “from the most unlikely of publishers” but turned them down because he did “not want to do such a deal right now.” Trump didn’t reveal who the two publishers were. But in a statement on Monday afternoon to POLITICO, he insisted that “two of the biggest …

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Publishers See Little Market For Anti-Biden Books

McKay Coppins writes for The Atlantic: In the conservative book world, nothing is supposed to set off a gold rush like a new Democratic president. Ever since Bill Clinton inspired a wave of right-wing best sellers in the ’90s, publishing houses that cater to Republican readers have learned to make the most of a new villain in the Oval Office, …

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Publishing Professionals: No Book Deals For Trumpers

Fox News reports: A long list of authors and other publishing professionals are calling on their industry to effectively refuse book deals with anyone who worked in former President Trump’s administration. “As members of the writing and publishing community of the United States, we affirm that participation in the administration of Donald Trump must be considered a uniquely mitigating criterion …

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Obama’s New Book Sells 890,000 Copies On First Day

The Associated Press reports: Former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. The first-day sales, a record for Penguin Random House, includes pre-orders, e-books and audio. The only book by a former White …

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Obama To Release First Memoir Volume After Election

Axios reports: Former President Obama’s memoir will be published in two volumes — with a 768-page Volume 1, “A Promised Land,” out Nov. 17 in 25 languages, publisher Penguin Random House announced Thursday. The long wait for the book has been a running joke with former Obama aides, but they tell Axios it’s worth the wait. Obama is a graceful, …

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Bolton’s Book Publisher Scrambles As PDF Hits Twitter

The Associated Press reports: John Bolton’s memoir officially comes out Tuesday after surviving a security review and a legal challenge from the Justice Department. But over the weekend, it was available in ways even his publisher is hoping to prevent. A PDF of “The Room Where It Happened” has turned up on the internet, offering a free, pirated edition of …

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Many GOP Groups Are Bulk-Buying Junior’s Book

The New York Times reports: At least nine Republican organizations, G.O.P. candidates or advocacy groups are selling “Triggered” or promoting Mr. Trump’s book tour, according to emails obtained by The New York Times, interviews and disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission. The breadth of the Republican establishment’s effort behind Mr. Trump is striking for a noncandidate whose most significant …

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Alabama Company Refuses To Print College Magazine’s “Diversity” Issue Because Of Their “Christian Values”

The Montgomery News reports: A Mobile printing company has refused to print an University of South Alabama magazine on religious grounds. Interstate Printing told the Editor-in-Chief of Due South Magazine Wednesday that the content of the magazine, which is about diversity and inclusion, did not align with the company’s religious values. “They emailed me back and said they would be …

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Junior’s Book Gets “Bulk Sales” Notation From NYT

Junior is bragging about his book Triggered hitting #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list, but there’s an important caveat next to his entry. “Sales are defined as completed transactions by vendors and individual end users during the period on or after the official publication date of a title. Institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases, if and when …

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Record Pre-Sales For Anonymous Trump Tell-All Book

CNN reports: “A Warning,” written by an anonymous person who has worked at a senior level in the Trump administration, is already a hit, according to the book’s publisher. While the book won’t be out for another week, the Twelve imprint at Hachette Book Group says “A Warning” has “garnered more pre-orders than any other nonfiction book at any imprint …

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Trump Already Planning His Post-Presidency Memoir

The Daily Beast reports: Despite the unpredictability of a Trump-authored memoir’s content and rollout, two book agents who’ve dealt with popular political books said that the president could expect to see a book advance—from some amenable publishing house—at least in the low seven figures. The sources predicted that the final amount would fall short of the reportedly $65 million book …

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Michelle Obama’s Memoir Sales Near All-Time Record

The Washington Post reports: Sales for Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” continue to skyrocket. According to publisher Penguin Random House, the book has sold more than 10 million copies — including hardcover, audiobooks and e-books — since its November release. That puts it near the top, if not the pinnacle, of all-time memoir sales. Markus Dohle, Penguin Random House’s chief executive, …

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3.4M: Michelle Obama’s Book Was 2018’s Top Seller

The New York Post reports: “Becoming,” the memoir by former first lady Michelle Obama, has emerged as the bestselling hardcover book in 2018, with 3.4 million copies sold, despite its November release. According to stats released by NPD Bookscan, which tracks about 80 percent of the retail market, Obama’s book surged, with 712,000 sold in the week before Christmas. That …

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Michelle Obama Extends Book Tour As Sales Top 3M

People Magazine reports: “I couldn’t be more excited to visit even more cities across the country and around the world,” the former first lady, 54, said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE about the additions to the final leg of her book tour, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama. Even before its publication, Mrs. Obama’s memoir Becoming made headlines. …

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Michelle Obama’s Book Sells 1.4M Copies In First Week

The Associated Press reports: Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” has become a massive hit. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former first lady’s memoir has sold more than 1.4 million copies in print and digital formats in the U.S. and Canada in the seven days since it was released Nov. 13. Based on demand from retailers across all …

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Wedding Mag Shutters After Banning Gay Couples

The BBC reports: One of Australia’s leading wedding magazines is shutting down after it refused to feature same-sex couples. Luke and Carla Burrell, founders of White Magazine, said advertisers had abandoned them in droves. The Christian couple said they made the choice because they had “no desire to create a social, political or legal war.” Australia legalised gay marriage in …

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Michelle Obama’s Book Sells 750K Copies On First Day

The Associated Press reports: First day sales for Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year’s biggest debuts. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the figures include sales and pre-orders for the former first lady’s memoir include hardcover, audio and e-books editions for the United States and Canada. Crown also announced that it …

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Woodward Book Breaks Simon & Schuster Record

CNBC reports: Bob Woodward’s Trump administration tell-all “Fear: Trump in the White House” had the highest first-week sales of any book in Simon & Schuster’s 94-year history, the publisher said on Tuesday. “Fear” sold 1.1 million copies in its first week in print, e-book and audio formats. The book also broke records for pre-orders and first-day sales at Simon & …

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Salesforce CEO Buys Time Magazine For $190 Million

The Guardian reports: Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith to Marc Benioff, a co-founder of Salesforce, and his wife, it was announced on Sunday. Meredith announced that it was selling Time for $190m in cash to Benioff, one of four co-founders of Salesforce, a cloud computing pioneer. The Benioffs are purchasing Time personally, and the transaction is unrelated to …

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