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.
Author Gwenda Bond is already recognised as a successful YA and children’s author and is known for her Lois Lane series, and the Cirque American series.
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Fans of the author really do have it great as King seems to release a novel every year. Here’s the blurb for The Institute: Read More
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!
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!