Posted: 4:18 am ET
President Trump’s law firm issued a cease-and-desist letter over the publication of Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. In response, the publisher, Henry Holt moved the sale of the book by four days. The book was listed available for sale (originally January 9) starting today, January 5 at 9 am EST on Amazon but as of this writing the book is already marked “Temporarily Out of Stock.”
The Kindle edition may not be available until next week, but we’ll be in the lookout in case it pops up earlier. The book is available again and the Kindle edition is also available. See below for preview.
At Kramer Books in DC where they started selling at midnight, the book was sold out in 20 minutes! EW reports that the book moved 48,448 positions up on Amazon’s best-seller list to reach the no. 1 spot in just one day. Wow! That’s gotta be a record.
Michael Wolff should send a fruit basket to the White House. Can we please get Mr. Wolff to visit Foggy Bottom next?
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) January 5, 2018
— Henry Holt (@HenryHolt) January 3, 2018
UPDATE: Statement from Holt: “Henry Holt confirms that we received a cease and desist letter from an attorney for President Trump. We see 'Fire and Fury' as an extraordinary contribution to our national discourse, and are proceeding with the publication of the book.”
— Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) January 4, 2018
Trump's attorney Charles Harder has sent a cease-and-desist letter to journalist Michael Wolff and his publisher in an outrageous attempt to stop the publication of a forthcoming book he calls "defamatory." https://t.co/qP6dvej7tQ
— Freedom of the Press (@FreedomofPress) January 4, 2018
Trump is threatening Michael Wolff and his publisher over the publication of 'Fire and Fury'; read the 11-page legal demand https://t.co/0I9aIaH1Mn
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 4, 2018
Executive Director @SuzanneNossel on reports that a lawyer representing President Trump is attempting to halt publication of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” https://t.co/70tJWMrdHw pic.twitter.com/NYJxmWDkOf
— PEN America (@PENamerican) January 4, 2018
Kudos to @HenryHolt. It is rightly responding to @realDonaldTrump's threat to impose unconstitutional prior restraint by demanding that the publisher pull #FireAndFury by doing just the opposite: rushing the book to shelves https://t.co/46eBvf67Ih
— Suzanne Nossel (@SuzanneNossel) January 4, 2018
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) January 4, 2018
An overnight sensation at age 64. https://t.co/ikcGdU9orh
— NYT Media (@nytmedia) January 5, 2018
Preview courtesy of Amazon Kindle: