Publisher says Woodward book sales largest in its history
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Publisher Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that Bob Woodward's "Fear," his new book on the Trump White House, broke their record for first-week sales.

Once the new round of printing is completed, copies of "Fear" in print will reach over 1.2 million, according to the publisher.

"Fear: Trump in the White House" had previously set the record for most sales on the first day of release for Simon & Schuster with 750,000.

The investigative book written by Woodward, a Washington Post associate editor who first gained fame through his coverage of the Watergate scandal, was released Sep. 11.

Its release was met with significant pushback from President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump renews attacks against Tester over VA nominee on eve of Montana rally Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing MORE and his White House.

Trump called the book "a con on the public" consisting of quotes that are "made up frauds." Chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE, Secretary of Defense James MattisJames Norman MattisOvernight Defense: Trump worries Saudi Arabia treated as 'guilty until proven innocent' | McConnell opens door to sanctions | Joint Chiefs chair to meet Saudi counterpart | Mattis says Trump backs him '100 percent' Joint Chiefs chairman to meet with Saudi counterpart Mattis says Trump backs him '100 percent' despite 'Democrat' remark MORE, and Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyTrump mulling State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert for UN envoy: report Iran says it killed 'mastermind' behind military parade attack Haley slams China over 'internment of civilians' in first public remarks since announcing resignation MORE are among those who have publicly disputed accounts pertaining to them in "Fear."