Memoirs by former members of the Trump administration have seen lackluster sales since former President Donald Trump left office, according to an analysis by Politico.
There “chief’s chiefThe memoir, written by former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, has sold 21,569 copies, according to figures from NPD’s Bookscan, a market research firm that tracks book sales. Politico reported the data on Thursday. The column on the Trump presidency from the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson sold 21,786 copies; former Trump adviser Scott Atlas sold 27,013 copies; former Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Marc Hope sold 20,900 copies and former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham sold 38,249 copies, according to Politico reports on NPD Bookscan figures. The memoir by former White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx has reportedly sold fewer than 6,000 copies.
Kellyanne Conwayformer adviser to Trump, and former Attorney General Bill Barre broke the benchmark of 40,000 copies sold by selling 42,273 and 64,103 copies respectively.
Each of these memoirs represents different views of former Trump officials. Birx’s novel focuses on Trump’s COVID response, while Barr’s book gives a comparative analysis between the Republican administrations of former Presidents George W. Bush and Trump.
“Since he left office, Trump’s memoir hasn’t done much…every single person who’s written a book so far has told stories that we pretty much already knew,” said one. senior publishing executive at Politico.
The best-selling memoir of the post-Trump era is Peter Navarro’sIn the time of Trumpwhich sold 80,218 copies. Navarro served in the Trump administration as a trade adviser. This book paints Trump’s time in the White House in a more positive light than most other memoirs written by former Trump officials. (RELATED: Kayleigh McEnany Details How the Media Undermined the Trump Administration in New Book)
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The best-selling books of the Trump presidency were by former national security adviser John Bolton – “The room where it happened“ sold 680,949 copies – as well as former FBI Director James Comey. “Greater fidelity“ sold 626,810 copies, according to Politico.
“Political books by 2024 will have to have a real reason to exist for the market to exist…unless you’re someone like Maggie Haberman,” a publishing insider told Politico, making reference to the New York Times reporter who is expected. to file his book on the Trump presidency later in 2022.