President Donald Trump went after his former FBI director on Twitter over the weekend, and the result is likely not what Trump expected: Comey's not-yet-released memoir rose to the top of the New York Times best seller list.
“A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” due for release April 17, had already been hovering in the top 20 in the months since going up for preorder. But it got an unexpected bump when Trump lashed out at Comey, jumping from No. 15 on Saturday morning to No. 1 by Sunday evening.
Anticipation has been building for Comey's memoir since it was revealed last year that he had begun writing, and Comey himself has occasionally upped the intrigue via social media.
The publisher of Comey’s memoir, Flatiron Books, says Comey will share “never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career” and offer an “unprecedented entry into the corridors of power.”
Flatiron is taking extraordinary precautions to prevent any leaks, as Politico reported last week. Rather than circulating print drafts, the publisher is using a password-protected electronic system allowing only those involved in the project to access it. The book is also being stored under a code name, and warehouse workers who ship it will be asked to sign nondisclosure agreements, according to Politico.