Bolton book sells 780,000 copies in first week, set to surpass 1M copies printed

Bolton book sells 780,000 copies in first week, set to surpass 1M copies printed
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John BoltonJohn BoltonEx-Trump adviser, impeachment witness Fiona Hill gets book deal Hannity's first book in 10 years debuts at No. 1 on Amazon Congress has a shot at correcting Trump's central mistake on cybersecurity MORE's new memoir about his stint as President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE's national security adviser has sold more than 780,000 copies in its first week to top The New York Times and Amazon top-seller lists, with publisher Simon & Schuster set to reach 1 million copies printed.

"The Room Where It Happened" was released earlier this month and details Bolton's tumultuous 18 months in President Trump's administration.

Bolton has since been on a nonstop media tour that has included several heated interviews that have captured headlines.


"You’re a national negotiator, how could you be naive?" CBS's Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Mnuchin previews GOP coronavirus relief package GOP official says Elizabeth Warren 'endorses voter fraud' after joke about Bailey voting for Biden Bolton book sells 780,000 copies in first week, set to surpass 1M copies printed MORE asked of Bolton last week. "You’ve dealt with the worst people in the world."

"You’ve really insulted me now by calling me naive," Bolton shot back. "Look, I thought it was possible to work with somebody. I thought surely they would want to learn about the complexities of arms control negotiations and that sort of thing, and as I detail in the book, that turned out not to be true."

In other interviews, Bolton was pressed on why he saved key allegations he could have shared in testimony during Trump's impeachment trial for the book.

The Trump administration also provided ample free publicity for the book, with the Justice Department unsuccessfully suing Bolton to attempt to halt its release over classified national security concerns.

The lawsuit was tossed, but not before the judge in the case said Bolton "gambled with the national security of the United States" and "exposed his country to harm."

Bolton was reportedly paid a $2 million advance for the memoir.

"The Room Where It Happened" fell short of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump: Yates either lying or grossly incompetent Yates spars with GOP at testy hearing Trump knocks Sally Yates ahead of congressional testimony MORE's "A Higher Loyalty" in terms of sales in its first week, but it still ranks as one of the best-selling books of the Trump era.