Bob Woodward's 'Fear' sets all-time first-week sales record for Simon & Schuster

Bob Woodward’s new book on the Trump White House — titled “Fear” — is reportedly Simon & Schuster’s biggest first-week seller in the publisher’s 94-year history.

A press release notes that over 1.1 million copies have been sold in the first week, with Simon & Schuster tallying the sales of print books, ebooks, and audiobooks sold on CD and digitally. That also includes "orders from consumers that are as yet unfulfilled due to extraordinary demand.”

The release states that a 10th printing of "Fear" has been ordered, bringing the number of hardcover copies to more than 1.2 million.

There were a reported 750,000+ copies sold on the first day of release, according to The Hill, but in its press release, Simon & Schuster revised that figure to 900,000 in first-day sales in all formats.

For comparison, Entertainment Weekly points out that Woodward’s record-setting sales top a number of high-profile political books released in 2018, including the half a million copies Michael Wolff’s "Fire and Fury" sold in the first two weeks, as well as 300,000 in first-week sales for James Comey’s "A Higher Loyalty" and just 34,000 in first-week sales for Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s "Unhinged."