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Michael Wolff's Trump book is already a best-seller—here's how many copies it takes to become one
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On its face, an account based on unprecedented access to a figure as divisive as Trump sounds like a runaway hit. But the fact that the book publisher bet much more conservatively on it says a lot about the data problems that still bedevil the book-publishing industry in Like other media sectors Hollywood, for one , book publishers rely increasingly and overwhelmingly on best-sellers to stay in the black. In addition, an outdated quirk that allows booksellers to return unsold stock to publishers for a full refund incentivizes publishers to keep print runs low. A decade after Amazon launched the Kindle, book publishers still earn the majority of their consumer revenue from analog products: hardcovers or paperbacks printed in ink on paper and sold in physical stores. A key reason is because reading data gleanable from e-books how many readers complete a book, how quickly they do so, or where they abandon it is almost exclusively held by the major retail platforms owned by powerful tech companies, including Amazon Kindle , Apple iBooks , and Google Play Books , which categorically do not share it—not even in anonymized or aggregated form—with book publishers. Sales data for e-books is held proprietarily between their publishers and retailers, making digital harder to track than print titles; Nielsen, which collects print sales data from retailers, tries to make up for the difficulty by gathering digital sales data from both retailers and publishers, but its statistical sampling is selective and leaves out most self-published titles.
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This week, excerpts and early copies of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" began to circulate among newsrooms, revealing by author Michael Wolff about President Donald Trump's first year in office. On Thursday, the author and publisher stop releasing material, retract what had already been released, and apologize. Friday, the book held the No. The rankings for Amazon are calculated roughly every hour from data on book sales, but the factors considered by the e-commerce giant's algorithms remain largely a mystery. While it isn't clear exactly how many copies of a book must be sold to break into a slot on the list, a study of Amazon's best-sellers list for a two-week period by Publishers Weekly found that "a title in Amazon's top five averages 1, print copies sold across all channels, including other retailers, on a typical day. Since Amazon updates its rankings so frequently, "really what it measures is velocity of sales
Wolff responded, "Where do I send the box of chocolates? Neither Trump's insults nor questions about some of Wolff's methods seem to have slowed down the book's sizzling sales. When Trump's lawyers tried to block publication of the book on Jan. Despite limited availability, Fire and Fury sold 28, print copies in its first two days, according to NPD Bookscan, making it the bestselling print book that week. According to a news release from Holt CEO and publisher Steven Rubin, the book has had 11 printings in its first week, with , copies shipped. Holt has received more than 1.