COMEYPALOOZA: THE AUTHOR’S SCHEDULE
Yes, former FBI director James B. Comey’s 304-page book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership” will be published Tuesday; it reached No. 1 status on Amazon some time ago, a feat so promising that publisher Macmillan has ordered an initial printing of 850,000 books.
CNN’s senior media correspondent Brian Stelter helpfully points out that the initial printing of Michael Wollf’s recent book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” — which also created a frenzy in press and public — was 150,000 copies.
And now, the big day is almost here. It is a jubilant holiday for some, a call-to-battle for others. Mr. Comey has already made a debut appearance as an author through early-release clips of an exclusive interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos which airs in entirety Sunday night.
Let the din begin, though. Here’s a few other media stops this week. Mr. Comey will also sit down with Bret Baier on Fox News, Judy Woodruff on PBS, Jake Tapper on CNN, Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, Stephen Colbert on CBS and the ladies’ of the “The View” on ABC. Mr. Comey also appears in a one-hour town hall on CNN with Anderson Cooper before a live audience April 25 at William & Mary, the author’s alma mater.
But wait, there’s more. In the middle of all this is the 10-city national book tour, which begins in New York on Wednesday.