Actual Editora, a subsidiary of the Almedina group, has acquired the Portuguese rights for Michael Wolff’s controversial best-seller on Donald Trump’s colourful presidency: “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”.
Would-be readers need only to wait until February, when the translated edition should be hitting bookstore shelves.
Says the publishing house in its PR, Wolff “strips naked the most dramatic, passionate, unusual and in many way charismatic personalities” that have entered the White House, “in the memory of mainstream media”.
The explosive book – the release of which the Trump administration purportedly tried to ban – is already at the top of the US best-sellers list with publishers Henry Holt & Co increasing its initial print run of 150,000 to a million.
Within hours of the print copy going on sale last week, digital copies had taken the title to the top of Amazon’s listings too.
At time of writing, it is estimated that over 250,000 digital copies of the book and 100,000 audio books had been sold.
The White House meantime has described “Fire & Fury” as a “garbage book by a garbage author”.
Giving wall-to-wall interviews, Michal Wolff has said he had no idea his book would make such a splash “because I thought everyone already knew” the dysfunctional situation he has portrayed.