‘Fire And Fury’ Sets Sales Record For Publisher Holt: 1.4M Hardcover On Order

Anyone watching cable news the last week won’t be surprised by book sales figures just released for Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury. According to publisher Henry Holt, the company has 1.4 million hardcover books on order and will have shipped more than 700,000 copies to date.
The Macmillan imprint says the figure sets a new record for the publisher, and “an historic rate of sales velocity driven by consumer demand for books across all formats.”
Fire and Fury will debut on Th…

Anyone watching cable news the last week won’t be surprised by book sales figures just released for Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury. According to publisher Henry Holt, the company has 1.4 million hardcover books on order and will have shipped more than 700,000 copies to date. The Macmillan imprint says the figure sets a new record for the publisher, and “an historic rate of sales velocity driven by consumer demand for books across all formats.” Fire and Fury will debut on Th…

Michael Wolff Tells Stephen Colbert ‘Why There Are So Many Leaks in This White House’ (Video)

Michael Wolff told Stephen Colbert why he didn’t have much trouble finding sources for “Fire & Fury: Inside The Trump White House.”

“Everybody in the White House had their own press secretary,” Wolff said on the “Late Show,” adding: “So the president had his press secretary — not Sean Spicer but his private press secretary. Jared had a press secretary, Steve Bannon had a press secretary.”

Wolff said the slew of press secretaries was “fundamentally serious” and the most shocking thing no one has asked him about.

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“So there are all these different press operations, and the answer to ‘why are there so many leaks in this White House?’ That’s what they did all day, that’s what the operation was,” he said.

“So everyone is spinning their own PR all the time?” Colbert said.

“Everybody,” Wolff said. “There are essentially different White Houses with these little staffs going out and talking to the press.”

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Colbert went on to ask if there was anything there that gave him hope, to which Wolff groaned and pulled a face.

“Nothing,” he said.

Watch the video below:

TONIGHT: @StephenAtHome sits down with the author of #FireAndFury, and @MichaelWolffNYC isn’t holding anything back when it comes to what he learned from his time in the White House. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/InPpuy8Rjn

– The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 9, 2018

The full interview airs tonight on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” at 11:35 on CBS.

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Michael Wolff told Stephen Colbert why he didn’t have much trouble finding sources for “Fire & Fury: Inside The Trump White House.”

“Everybody in the White House had their own press secretary,” Wolff said on the “Late Show,” adding: “So the president had his press secretary — not Sean Spicer but his private press secretary. Jared had a press secretary, Steve Bannon had a press secretary.”

Wolff said the slew of press secretaries was “fundamentally serious” and the most shocking thing no one has asked him about.

“So there are all these different press operations, and the answer to ‘why are there so many leaks in this White House?’ That’s what they did all day, that’s what the operation was,” he said.

“So everyone is spinning their own PR all the time?” Colbert said.

“Everybody,” Wolff said. “There are essentially different White Houses with these little staffs going out and talking to the press.”

Colbert went on to ask if there was anything there that gave him hope, to which Wolff groaned and pulled a face.

“Nothing,” he said.

Watch the video below:

The full interview airs tonight on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” at 11:35 on CBS.

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‘Fire and Fury’ Publisher Won’t Back Down, Says ‘No Apology Is Warranted’ to Trump

Sorry, President Trump. Publisher Henry Holt has no intention of shelving author Michael Wolff’s new Trump administration tell-all book “Fire and Fury.”

“My clients do not intend to cease publication, no such retraction will occur, and no apology is warranted,” the publisher’s attorney, Elizabeth A. McNamara, said in a letter to Trump attorney Charles Harder, a copy of which Henry Holt provided to TheWrap.

On Friday, Harder sent a cease-and-desist letter to Holt, demanding that the company cease “further publication, release or dissemination” of “Fire and Fury,” and that it  “issue a full and complete retraction and apology” for what said are “false/baseless statements” made about Trump

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McNamara says however that the book has the full confidence of its publisher. “We have no reason to doubt … that Mr. Wolff’s book is an accurate report on events of vital public importance,” McNamara wrote. “Mr. Trump is the President of the United States, with the ‘bully pulpit’ at his disposal. To the extent he disputes any statement in the book, he has the largest platform in the world to challenge it.”

McNamara says that, though her clients “do not adopt or subscribe” to the Harder’s issues with the book, they “will comply with any and all document preservation obligations that the law imposes on them.”

“At the same time, we must remind you that President Trump, in his personal and governmental capacity, must comply with the same legal obligations regarding himself, his family members, their businesses, the Trump campaign, and his administration, and must ensure all appropriate measures to preserve such documents are in place,” the letter continued. “This would include any and all documents pertaining to any of the matters about which the book reports.”

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“Should you pursue litigation against Henry Holt or Mr. Wolff,” McNamara added, “we are quite confident that documents related to the contents of the book in the possession of President Trump, his family members, his businesses, his campaign, and his administration will prove particularly relevant to our defense.”

Earlier on Monday, John Sargent, the CEO of Macmillan, the parent company of Henry Holt, underlined their “firm” response to POTUS in a memo to employees obtained by TheWrap. Sargent wrote, it “is a matter of great importance” and about “much more” than just the book.

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Sorry, President Trump. Publisher Henry Holt has no intention of shelving author Michael Wolff’s new Trump administration tell-all book “Fire and Fury.”

“My clients do not intend to cease publication, no such retraction will occur, and no apology is warranted,” the publisher’s attorney, Elizabeth A. McNamara, said in a letter to Trump attorney Charles Harder, a copy of which Henry Holt provided to TheWrap.

On Friday, Harder sent a cease-and-desist letter to Holt, demanding that the company cease “further publication, release or dissemination” of “Fire and Fury,” and that it  “issue a full and complete retraction and apology” for what said are “false/baseless statements” made about Trump

McNamara says however that the book has the full confidence of its publisher. “We have no reason to doubt … that Mr. Wolff’s book is an accurate report on events of vital public importance,” McNamara wrote. “Mr. Trump is the President of the United States, with the ‘bully pulpit’ at his disposal. To the extent he disputes any statement in the book, he has the largest platform in the world to challenge it.”

McNamara says that, though her clients “do not adopt or subscribe” to the Harder’s issues with the book, they “will comply with any and all document preservation obligations that the law imposes on them.”

“At the same time, we must remind you that President Trump, in his personal and governmental capacity, must comply with the same legal obligations regarding himself, his family members, their businesses, the Trump campaign, and his administration, and must ensure all appropriate measures to preserve such documents are in place,” the letter continued. “This would include any and all documents pertaining to any of the matters about which the book reports.”

“Should you pursue litigation against Henry Holt or Mr. Wolff,” McNamara added, “we are quite confident that documents related to the contents of the book in the possession of President Trump, his family members, his businesses, his campaign, and his administration will prove particularly relevant to our defense.”

Earlier on Monday, John Sargent, the CEO of Macmillan, the parent company of Henry Holt, underlined their “firm” response to POTUS in a memo to employees obtained by TheWrap. Sargent wrote, it “is a matter of great importance” and about “much more” than just the book.

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Bill O’Reilly Projects Still in the Works at National Geographic, Publisher Henry Holt

Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News — but his status elsewhere in the media world remains unchanged. National Geographic channel, where O’Reilly has a television movie in development, and Henry Holt, which published his commercially successful nonfiction books, said Thursday that they have no immediate plans to sever ties with the former Fox News… Read more »

Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News — but his status elsewhere in the media world remains unchanged. National Geographic channel, where O’Reilly has a television movie in development, and Henry Holt, which published his commercially successful nonfiction books, said Thursday that they have no immediate plans to sever ties with the former Fox News... Read more »