With excerpts from Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House causing a boatload of intriguing stories to hit the press, interest in the book has increased, as reported by the Inquisitr. After the pre-planned publication date of the so-called "Trump tell-all book" was moved up from Tuesday, January 9, to Friday, January 5, the scramble began for book buyers to get their hands on their own copies of the book.
According to Google Trends, the search term "Trump tell-all book" has increased 140 percent. Searches for the PDF version of Fire and Fury have also increased 60 percent, with folks attempting to get their hands on the electronic copy of the book early and at no cost online. However, outside of Twitter users publishing photos of inside pages of the Fire and Fury book, other websites promising PDF copies of the much-desired book seem to include links that appeared to be nefarious and could contain malware or phishing scams. Queries about Trump's mental health have also increased 150 percent in the wake of the book's excerpts going viral.
On Target's website, the hardcover version of the Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is listed with "preorders sold out" for the $19.49-priced book, late on Thursday, January 4, even though earlier in the day, the book was still available for pre-order sales. A call to a local Target brick-and-mortar store on Thursday proved the book was not yet in stock.