Fire and Fury Released Early Despite Cease and Desist from Trump Camp

By January 5, 2018New Releases, Political

The US publisher of an explosive new book exposing Trump’s chaotic run in the White House has responded to a cease and desist notice from President Trump’s camp by releasing the book, Fire and Fury early. The move is in defiance of the attempt by Trump’s lawyers to shut it down and stop publication.

Last night, the book’s author tweeted “Here we go. You can buy it (and read it) tomorrow. Thank you, Mr President.”

Originally Fire and Fury was due for release next Tuesday, and there seemed to be little concern from the Trump Camp. Then the Guardian newspaper in the UK made several extracts public, throwing the White House into frenzy. The excerpts put doubt on Trump’s mental stability, his fitness to serve and brings light to his poor reaction on finding he’d become president.

As expected, the president himself took to Twitter, denying that the author had any White House access at all.

This came after the president had denounced his one-time confidante Steve Bannon, claiming that when he lost his job, he also lost his mind.

By Thursday it became clear that the White House was in a spin, trying to stop the publication. A letter was sent from the president demanding that author Wolff and his publisher Henry Holt & Co “immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination” The legal notice also demanded a copy of the book.

Wolff and the publisher responded by bringing forward the release date so that Trump could buy his own copy, and it’s thought that 250,000 copies of Fire and Fury have already been shipped out by Amazon and cited the new release date as ‘due to unprecedented demand’. A statement from Henry Holt & Co confirmed that they had indeed received the cease and desist notice but intended on going ahead with the publication of this important book.

Lawyers in the field feel that Trump’s lawsuit has no chance of success because it would mean Trump would have to take the stand and deny and respond to claims in the book.

Right now the only thing anyone knows for sure is that Fire and Fury is about to become a national bestseller, and it’s on sale from today.

Nick Clark Windo’s The Feed to be Adapted for Television Drama

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It’s announced this week that The Feed, a brand new sci-fi novel by Nick Clark Windo, is to be adapted into a high-end drama by Amazon and Virgin Media, who have won the rights to the adaptation.

The Feed is Windo’s debut novel, and unusually it’s only just been released as a book. The post-apocalyptic novel was released in the UK on 25th January but isn’t due for USA release until March this year. Early reviews are positive, and positive enough for Amazon and Virgin Media to put their money where their proverbial mouths are, putting into production a 10-part drama set in London.

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Eight Authors Write Ghost Stories Inspired by Heritage Sites Across England

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If you’re planning to get away from it all this Summer, and fancy getting in some early spooks before October rolls around, then you’ll want to check out Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories. The book contains eight spooky stories that have been written by eight different authors, each inspired by English Heritage sites.

The authors include the likes of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon, and author of The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry. Each author was given an historic site, and challenged with writing a ghost story set within the walls of said site. Locations include York Cold War Bunker, Dover Castle and Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. Read More

Helen Pankhurst Releases Deeds Not Words in Time for Suffragette Anniversary

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6th February 2018 marks one hundred years since women got the vote in the UK, a change that came about thanks to the suffragette movement. Possibly the most well known woman of the entire movement was Emmeline Pankhurst and her great granddaughter Helen Pankhurst has released a book in time for the anniversary charting the lives of women, and change over the last century. Read More

Gavin and Stacey’s Ruth Jones to Release Debut Novel

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Ruth Jones is already an accomplished writer and screenwriter and has seen much success with shows such as Gavin and Stacey, which she not only wrote with James Corden but starred in as Nessa too.

If you haven’t watched Gavin and Stacey, it’s comic brilliance, set in Barry in South Wales, and now one of Wales’ biggest exports is to release her debut novel. Never Greener is out in the UK on 5th April and will be the actress and screenwriter’s first novel. Read More

8 Novels That We Think Could be Award Winners in 2018

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We’re still early in the year and that means months and months of exciting new releases, and all the literary awards of 2018 are still ahead of us. With this in mind, today we thought we’d combine the two and see if we can pick out some novels coming in 2018 that we also think may be up for some of this year’s big literary awards, allowing you addicts to stay ahead of the game. Read More



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