COMEYPALOOZA: THE AU­THOR’S SCHED­ULE

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

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.

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