Bill Clinton's Debut Novel Is a Million Seller

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    August 09, 2018 08:10

    Bill Clinton is a now a million-selling novelist.

    "The President is Missing," a thriller co-written with James Patterson, has more than 1 million sales in North America alone. The book's co-publishers, Alfred A. Knopf and Little Brown and Co., announced the sales figures Wednesday.

    President Bill Clinton sign copies of "The President is Missing" at Book Revue in Huntington, New York on June 28, 2018. /AP

    The novel was released June 4 and has topped best-seller lists for weeks. Reviews were mixed, but Barnes & Noble fiction buyer Sessalee Hensley said in a statement that "The President is Missing" had benefited from "very strong" word of mouth. The book's subject has also proved timely: a potentially devastating cyberattack, which intelligence experts have called a leading concern.

    Clinton, whose previous books include the memoir "My Life," is now the rare author to have million sellers in fiction and nonfiction.

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