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Conrad Black’s Donald Trump book coming out with Marlon Bundo publisher

Conrad Black is going stateside with his new book, Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other, coming out in May with Regnery Publishing. The Washington-based publisher, which specializes in conservative titles and authors, describes the book as “ambitious in intellectual scope, contrarian in many of its opinions, and admirably concise.”

Regnery currently has a hot ticket on its hands with the kids’ book Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President, written by U.S. vice-president Mike Pence’s daughter, Charlotte, and illustrated by his wife, Karen. A satirical version of the picture book authored by Jill Twiss, a staff member for the TV show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, is now outselling the Pence original and is sitting at the top of the Amazon bestsellers list. The star-studded audiobook edition is also a top bestseller on Audible.

Black’s last book, 2016’s Backward Glances: People and Events from Inside and Out, was published by Signal*. In 2012, Black filed a $1.25-million defamation suit against Signal’s parent company Random House of Canada for content that appears in journalist Bruce Livesey’s Thieves of Bay Street: How Banks, Brokerages and the Wealthy Steal Billions from Canadians. The suit, which was quietly dropped in February 2017, also named publisher Anne Collins, two editors, and Livesey.

*Correction, March 21: An earlier version of this story stated that Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada From the Vikings to the Present was Black’s last title.


March 21st, 2018

1:34 pm

Category: Bookselling

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