Bill Clinton’s First Novel Has Sold over 1 Million Copies

Despite only being released a few months ago on June 4, Bill Clinton’s first novel has managed to sell over 1 million copies in North America alone. Co-written with James Patterson, The President is Missing is a thriller which sees the President go undercover after a devastating cyber attack. The novel is Clinton’s first work of fiction and was no doubt helped by having such a prolific co-author on board.

As Detroit News reports, reviews for the book have been mixed but Sessalee Hensley, Barnes & Noble fiction buyer, stated that the book has benefited from “very strong” word of mouth. “In a summer marked by nonfiction successes, this novel has proven to have remarkable legs,” Hensley said.




The novel’s plot is certainly one that resonates with today’s current events. Cyber security against hackers is a major concern for nations across the world and it’s little wonder that a thriller which tackles such a topic has sparked an interest from the public. The NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85 percent of the hardcover and paperback market, has stated The President is Missing is easily the year’s biggest fiction seller and the only fiction work to crack the top 10 of the best-sellers overall for 2018. The Nonfiction chart is equally political, with releases such as Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff and A Higher Loyalty by James Comey attracting the most sales.

It’s also worth noting that Bill Clinton has now sold over 1 million books in both the fiction and nonfiction markets with The President is Missing and his biography My Life.

On the Come Up Playlist

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Angie Thomas’ On the Come up was released this month and is her second novel, following the success of The Hate U Give. On the Come Up returns to Garden Heights and follows the story of 16-year-old music lover, Bri who wants to became a great rapper. But, as the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he made it big, she’s got big shoes to fill if she’s going to make it in the music world.

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New Book Reveals Stieg Larsson’s Investigations of Swedish PM’s Assassination

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Stieg Larsson is best known for writing the critically acclaimed Millennium series, which shot to fame with the publication of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2005. Stieg had just finished working on the second two instalments before he died unexpectedly and the two novels were published to equal acclaim. Before he became a novelist, Larsson spent much of his life as a journalist and, it has now been revealed, was investigating the 1986 assassination of the Swedish prime minister Olof Palme.

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Margaret Atwood Reveals Haunting Cover for The Testaments

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When the news that Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was getting a sequel dropped before Christmas, fans took a collective gasp! The 1985 novel ends on a bit of a cliff hanger and until the television series we’ve all been wondering what happens next.

The Testaments is set 15 years after Offred’s final scenes and so doesn’t interfere with the television series at all. Back in November when the novel was announced via the author’s Twitter page, there was no cover but now the front cover has been revealed and it’s as haunting as we imagined it would be!

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Sort Your Life Out: The Predicted Book Trend of 2019

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The trend for 2019 is ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’ thanks, in part, to Marie Kondo’s Netflix series: Tidying Up.

As many of us jump aboard the immaculate Tidying Up bandwagon, it is predicted that we might be keen to continue the trend holistically. Organising our lives as well as our underwear drawers, and self-care alongside sparking joy in the home, are just a couple of trends influencing non-fiction literature in 2019.

The organisational system of the bullet journal, self-help books with self-care tips, or scientists explaining the meaning of happiness; the following list will keep you on trend and ready for 2019!

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