Wednesday 26 September 2018

Strong demand from Irish readers in controversial Trump book but 'small delay' holds back sale

Copies of the book ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’ by author Michael Wolff on sale at the Book Culture book store in New York. Photo: Reuters
Copies of the book ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’ by author Michael Wolff on sale at the Book Culture book store in New York. Photo: Reuters
Author Michael Wolff

Sasha Brady

There's been a high demand from Irish readers in Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury, which purports to give a behind-the-scenes look at Trump's White House.

'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' has shot to the top of the bestsellers list in the US.

The controversial book, which questions US president Donald Trump's fitness for office, was expected to go on sale in Ireland on Tuesday.

However, booksellers across the country have reported that the book won't be available for general sale until Friday.

A spokesperson for O'Mahony's Booksellers in Limerick said that the book was just published in Ireland on Tuesday so deliveries to stores is expected before the end of the week.

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Author Michael Wolff
Author Michael Wolff

She said demand has been quite high and 'Fire and Fury' is expected to sell out fast.

In Dubrary Books, the demand for the book has been "quite high" across all of its stores in Ireland.

A spokesperson for the bookshop said they will have a "small batch" of the books available tomorrow but it will only cover customers who have pre-ordered the book. They'll have another delivery on Friday for general sale.

It's understood that a small number of the books are available for purchase in some of the larger Eason stores across the country.

A spokesperson from Eason said branches such as Dublin's O'Connell Street, Blanchardstown and Swords Pavilions have the book in stock but the full order will be available by Friday.

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Trump dismissed Michael Wolff's book as “a Fake Book, written by a totally discredited author,” while also directing his lawyers to try to ban its publication.

The ban failed and the book was released in the US on Friday. It immediately shot to the number one spot on Amazon's overall bestselling books list.

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