Buzz Over Mueller Report Makes Bestsellers of Unreleased E-Books

No matter what side you’re on, you can’t deny that book publishers are swooping in, vulture-like, in a neck-to-neck contest to publish the Mueller Report as soon as possible. 

Special editions of the Mueller Report issued by the Department of Justice are already zipping to the top of Amazon’s bestseller lists, according to a New York Post article — and some of them haven’t even been released yet.

The Mueller Report is the culmination of a two-year investigation headed by Robert S. Mueller III into President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 Presidential Elections. It was just released to Congress and the public on Thursday, but household-name agencies like Scribner and Skyhorse Publishing are set to release print and digital editions before the end of the month. 

A quick look at Amazon’s nonfiction bestsellers list reveals Scribner’s Kindle release The Mueller Report, with analysis by The Washington Post, at #3 — it’s closely followed by Skyhorse’s The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion. The latter, available now on pre-order, will be delivered to e-reader platforms on April 20. 

Many publishers are taking different directions on formatting and style; some are publishing the report alone, with little extraneous material, while others will include professional analysis and commentary.

E-book pre-orders are quickly surpassing print copies — out of convenience, probably — but print sales are expected to rise over time.

Read a free version of the full Mueller Report on The New York Times here. You can get another free copy of the report from Barnes & Noble’s company, Sterling Publishing, here.


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