The sub-headline for the story by Alter and Confessor declared that the book “topped the best-seller list thanks in part to a big order from the Republican National Committee.” In fact, according to a book publishing industry expert who spoke to CNN Business, the suggestion the RNC purchase put Trump Jr.
According to NPD Book scan, which analysts in the industry used to track book sales, “Triggered” sold 70,730 hardcover copies in its first week. The second book on The Times’ best-seller list that week was “Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers,” which sold 23,654 copies.
The Times’ best-seller list is not solely based off raw book sales tallied by Book scan, but on the newspaper’s own methodology. Though the details of that methodology are closely held, it is known that the Times gives less weight to bulk sales, meaning that the RNC’s buy may not have even counted for the full 3,500-7,000 copies.
“Triggered” outpaced the competition in both weeks by such a significant factor that it would have almost certainly topped The Times’ best-seller list without the RNC buy. Donald Trump ’s new self-published book, Liberal Privilege, is rocketing up Amazon’s bestseller list after debuting Sunday, in the latest sign that right-wing media is nurturing its own ecosystem that doesn’t rely on traditional publishers, social media platforms, cable news and more to communicate with the masses.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Liberal Privilege is eighth on Amazon’s bestseller list, and its jacket design reminds readers that Trump Jr.’s first book, Triggered, was a No. Trump Jr.’s book is expected to be a fundraising boon for his father’s re-election campaign, Republican National Committee press secretary Mandy Merritt told the New York Times, adding that signed copies of Triggered raised nearly $1 million.
“It hasn’t been subjected to any measure of quality or accuracy.” (The majority of publishers, however, do not fact-check nonfiction books, and most authors hire freelancers on their own dime to check their work). A sneak peek of Liberal Privilege ’s cover contained an apostrophe error, prompting snarky remarks from the publishing world.
And a Melania Trump tell-all, written by former friend and White House events planner Stephanie Winston Wolff, sits in fourth place. Rosette Vote is a wealth reporter at Forbes Magazine, focusing on billionaires, money and the world's richest people.
… Read Marquisette Vote is a wealth reporter at Forbes Magazine, focusing on billionaires, money and the world's richest people. More than 30 years ago, Donald Trump is reported to have to buy thousands of copies of The Art of the Deal to make it seem more popular than it was.
Now his eldest son Donald Trump Junior has been accused of doing the same thing for his diatribe Triggered, after the New York Times bestseller list revealed its sales had been boosted by bulk purchases. Earlier this month, reporters pointed out that the Republican National Committee was emailing supporters urging them to contribute funds in exchange for a signed copy of Triggered, which is subtitled How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.
A feud with the Times was a rapid reversal for the Trump camp after a Washington D.C. reception with Ivanka and Jared Kushner toasting Don Jr. His father tweeted in celebration of the book becoming a New York Times bestseller and Don Jr.
'The panel of reporting retailers is comprehensive and reflects sales in tens of thousands of stores of all sizes and demographics across the United States. 'Sales are defined as completed transactions by vendors and individual end users during the period on or after the official publication date of a title.
'Institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases, if and when they are included, are at the discretion of The New York Times Best-Seller List Desk editors based on standards for inclusion that encompass proprietary vetting and audit protocols, corroborative reporting and other statistical determinations. He wrote: 'I dedicated #Triggered to the Deplorable and you guys made it #1... let's do it again at the voting booth in November.
Jared was seen later in the evening leaving Off The Record bar in The Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington DC with wife Ivanka who was dressed in a silky pajama-inspired suit. Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law and senior adviser, is seen far right giving a toast to his brother-in-law, Donald Trump (center).
Ivanka clutched a purse while leaving the bar while her husband held a copy of her brother's bestselling book The video was posted to the Twitter feed belonging to Sebastian Gorky, a British-Hungarian-American pro- Trump media commentator who is also a pitchman for fish oil pills.
Sean Spicer, the former White House Press Secretary, was also on hand to congratulate the President's eldest son, thanks to a calendar which opened up since he was booted this week from Dancing With The Stars hours after the president called for his Twitter followers to vote to keep him in. Don Jr's media tour promoting the book included an explosive appearance on the ABC daytime talk show The View.
With all of its insults and yelling, the episode drew in just over three million people, according to the latest Nielsen Media Research data. Although Donald Junior’s new book has landed in the top spot of the much-coveted New York Times Best Sellers List, there’s some scuttlebutt that the numbers may have been cooked.
May be the number one stunner on the newspaper’s nonfiction list, but insiders say that a large portion of initial sales were due to bulk orders. “Sales are defined as completed transactions by vendors and individual end-users during the period on or after the official publication date of a title,” a disclaimer reads below the list.
“Institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases, if and when they are included, are at the discretion of The New York Times Best-Seller List Desk editors based on standards for inclusion that encompass proprietary vetting and audit protocols, corroborative reporting and other statistical determinations. So there is no telling how Junior’s reign at the top will last considering his father has waged a war against media outlets, particularly labeling the legendary newspaper as “The Failing New York Times” on more than one Twitter occasion.
But observers noted that Jr.’s title was the only one on the list accompanied by a symbol indicating sales boosted by a bulk purchase. “We haven’t made a large bulk purchase, but are ordering copies to keep up with demand,” said Mike Reed, an RNC spokesman, after the group sent an email fundraising off the book, according to the New York Times.
The book is critical of political correctness, and argues that the American Left has a victimhood complex. Alleges that those identifying with the Left frequently employ a combination of victimization and bullying to advance their views.
He suggests ways of defending one's (conservative) principles to not acquiesce to supposed Leftist intimidation and coercion. Advances theories about how the intelligence community has attempted to harm President Trump, comparing President Trump's experiences, with the FBI COINTELPRO harassment campaign which targeted civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Also writes about a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, stating that he got emotional looking at the graves and that the experience reminded him of “all the sacrifices” the Trump family had made, including “voluntarily giving up a huge chunk of our business and all international deals to avoid the appearance that we were 'profiting off of the office.'” Signed a book deal with Center Street.
The book's title, release date and cover were announced on July 22, 2019. Triggered was published on November 5, 2019, by Center Street, a division of Machete Book Group.
A book signing tour began on November 5, 2019, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The book debuted at number one on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list for the November 24, 2019, edition of The New York Times.
The book's entry on the list included a dagger (†) beside it, indicating “institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases.” A week earlier, it was reported by Zeke Miller of the Associated Press that the Republican National Committee (RNC) was giving away signed copies of the book to donors, which helps to boost reported book sales.
Upon its inclusion on The New York Times list, the Associated Press reported that a spokesman for the RNC indicated they bought copies of the book “to keep up with demand” and denied they purchased them in a “large bulk purchase.” Nicholas Confessor, a reporter for The New York Times, acquired a Federal Election Commission filing showing the RNC spent $94,800 to purchase copies of the book one week prior to its release and that they offered a signed copy to anyone donating at least $50 to DonaldTrump's reelection campaign.
The New York Times also discovered that at least nine other Republican organizations, candidates, and other organizations like Turning Point USA with ties to the Trump family had made bulk purchases of the book. According to CNN, Triggered would still have topped the Times's list without the RNC's purchase.
Appeared with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle on the talk show The View. They appeared on the show's 5,000th episode to promote Triggered, seated alongside hosts Whoop Goldberg, Abby Huntsman, Joy Bear, Meghan McCain and Sunny Hosting.
The exchange devolved into “cross-talk” as the hosts grilled Trump Jr. With questions pertaining to the Trump –Ukraine scandal, including Huntsman asking Trump Jr.
Why he had posted the name of the supposed whistleblower to his Twitter. The discussion further fell into “chaos” when Trump Jr.
Accused Bear of wearing blackface and accused The View's network, ABC, of covering up for Jeffrey Epstein. Also accused Goldberg of defending film director and convicted rapist Roman Polanski.
Poppy Noor of The Guardian wrote a piece about the episode suggesting Trump Jr. Intended to “start a fight over political correctness” to create “perfectly predictable viral content” and wrote, “we need to stop making it so easy for to get to us.
Charlie Kirk, in an opinion published in Newsweek, defended Trump Jr. Appeared at a speaking event in Westwood, Los Angeles hosted by Turning Point USA to promote Triggered at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), seated alongside Kimberly Guilfoyle and Charlie Kirk in UCLA's Moore Hall.
The event was attended by over 400 people and protested by dozens of planned demonstrations from Refuse Fascism, the Revolution Club UCLA, the African Student Union at UCLA and Young Democratic Socialists of America. Before the event, Turning Point announced that the questions and answers (Q&A) segment of the speaking engagement was cancelled due to time constraints.
However, the event was marred by shouting and heckling from both protesters and supporters, which increased when it was mentioned that the Q&A segment was cancelled. Argued that his answers to audience members could be taken out of context by the media and the Internet.
The audience responded by chanting “Q and A” repeatedly in hopes of Trump Jr. And Guilfoyle answering questions but the two left the stage moments later.
Satirical mashup of the slip cover at Barnes & Noble, New York City Triggered was mocked after its book cover became a meme online when Parker Molly posted a blank template of the cover on Twitter, inviting others to fill in their own title and tagline. On November 7, 2019, comedians Jason Serving and Diagram Stiffer replaced the slip covers at a Barnes & Noble in New York City, changing the book's title to Father, Please Love Me: How Everything I Do Is Try to Earn My Father's Love “.
'S criticism of “the left's social justice warriors for their paroxysms of likeness are accurate, and that the book should be read “as the opening salvo of the Trump child with real political chops” and “a better campaign biography than most.” Publishers Weekly wrote that the book is aimed exclusively at Trump loyalists and that Trump Jr.
Delivers the snarky yet polished self-portrait he's been honing at his father's rallies and on Twitter for years.” Was Thibault of The Washington Post criticized Trump Jr.
Yet, in his telling, the real victim is often him, his father or another Trump family member.” John Haltiwanger from Business Insider characterized the book as “a lengthy rant about how his family has been victimized by Trump's presidency”.
Washington Post book critic Carlos Lazada panned the book as both failing “as memoir and as polemic: Its analysis is facile, its hypocrisy relentless, its self-awareness marginal,” and it's writing as “wretched, even by the standards of political vanity projects.” He called Trump a “second-generation dynastic hopeful” following in his father's footsteps with “familiar Trump put-downs, talking points, omissions and pats on the back” and by denouncing the news media.
Donald Trump Jr's Triggered: a litany of trolling and insults worthy of his father”. ^ a b “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us by Donald Trump, Jr ".
Book 'Triggered' Is NYT Bestseller, But Someone Bought In Bulk”. “Visit to Arlington Cemetery reminded Donald Trump Jr.
Holding book signing event at Scottsdale Costco on Veterans Day”. Sending copies of 'Triggered' book to Romney, top Democrats”.
Website Will Send Copies of His Book, Triggered, to Liberal Politicians (For Some Reason)”. Event triggers Costco shoppers into wondering what warehouse club is doing”.
“Republican Party is running a scheme to boost reported 'sales' of Donald Trump Jr's book”. “Republican Party Reportedly Pumping Up Sales Of Donald Trump Jr.
And Kimberly Guilfoyle face a barrage of tough questions on 'The View “. ^ Donald Trump Jr clashes with talk show hosts”.
Donald Trump Jr wants to trigger and expose liberals, and they're letting him”. “Commentary: 'The View' is America's kitchen table, political squabbling included”.
^ “Protests Planned at Donald Trump Jr. Is Writing a Book, Triggered, and Critics Have Already Turned It Into a Meme”.
Book jacket with fake title: 'Father, Please Love Me “. ' Father, Please Love Me': New York pranksters replace the covers on new Don Trump Jr.
'S Book Goes Viral After New Covers Change Title to 'Father, Please Love Me “. “Visit to Arlington Cemetery Reminded Trump Jr.
“Comedian Samantha Bee is trolling Trump Jr and people are here for it”. ^ “bookmarks reviews of Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us by Donald Trump ".
“Triggered review: Donald Jr, the Trump kid with real political chops”. Tries and Fails to Prove That He's Not Mad, He's Actually Laughing”.
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