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‘Fire and Fury’ top-selling book last week

The Associated Press

A customer buys a copy of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” in Chicago on Jan. 5.

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” was the top-selling book last week, NPD BookScan told The Associated Press. And its numbers are likely to grow far higher.

“Fire and Fury” sold 29,000 copies, BookScan announced Wednesday. But Wolff’s explosive tell-all about the Trump administration only came out last Friday and BookScan’s weekly sales run through Saturday.

“The first couple of days of sales figures aren’t giving us the full picture,” said Kristen McLean, the NPD Group’s book industry analyst. “Because of potential distribution issues related to the early release coupled with high demand, it may take a few weeks to see exactly where this book will land in comparison to other political best-sellers of the last few years.”

McLean noted that Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened,” which came out last September, averaged sales of more than 30,000 hardcover copies per day in its opening week. But that book “was hugely anticipated and very well stocked,” she said. “Fire and Fury” seemed to catch everyone off guard.Speech

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