The president’s attacks on the FBI, former FBI Director James Comey and the recently fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe have apparently helped the sales of Comey’s upcoming potential tell-all.
Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” won’t be released until April 17. As CNN reported on Sunday, however, the president’s most recent attacks have helped it surge on best sellers’ lists.
The book promises Comey will share “his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions.”
“On Sunday morning it was No. 2 on Amazon’s constantly updated list of best sellers,” CNN noted. “The ranking reflects a sudden spike in pre-orders. On Saturday morning, it was No. 15.” As of Sunday afternoon, it has since moved to #1.
The president began his Sunday by personally attacking both Comey and McCabe once again, contradicting himself prior to his latest golf outing at his Virginia golf course. The attacks followed Comey’s warning to the president on Saturday that the American people would soon hear his story, allowing them to judge for themselves who is honorable and who isn’t.
As CNN further reported:
Last month the publisher, Flatiron, moved the release date from May 1 to April 17, citing the public's demand to hear from Comey.
Amazon isn't the only site that showed a surge of pre-order sales over the weekend.
"A Higher Loyalty" was also No. 4 on the Barnes & Noble website's best selling books list on Sunday morning. Of course, getting on a best seller list a month before your book comes out is a dream come true for an author.
The spike in sales is somewhat reminiscent of the interest in "Fire and Fury," Michael Wolff's controversial book about the first months of the Trump administration.
The book jumped to No. 1 on Amazon when excerpts leaked out in January and stayed there when the president's lawyers tried to stop it from being published.
The book has been at the top of The New York Times best selling books list ever since.
The preorders for Comey's book indicate that it probably will also debut high up on The Times list.
The outlet further reported that Comey will launch a publicity tour ahead of the book’s release, including a prime-time interview on ABC and appearances on Stephen Colbert and other talk shows.