CNN host, Jake Tapper recently wrote a new book and it’s a gigantic flop.
Jake Tapper’s latest novel, “All The Demons Are Here” had a disappointing debut in its first week, according to Publishers Weekly via Nielsen. Despite high profile plugs from famous friends, the CNN anchor and bestselling author only managed to shift 4,354 copies in its first seven days on shelves.
In stark contrast, FNC contributor Johnny Joey Jones managed to pull in four times Tapper’s numbers in the first week, selling 20k copies.
“All The Demons Are Here” is a fictional thriller set in the 70s promising to transport readers into the unknown with its references to cults, tabloid journalism, serial killers, disco and UFOs.
The book’s failure is indeed disappointing, given that millions of people watch Jake Tapper’s channel, CNN, in the US and worldwide. While we ultimately can’t judge the fate of the book until Tapper has released more figures, it’s clear in the publishing world that no-one is immune to not selling.
Tapper was on a nonstop press tour and got several plugs from Hollywood actors but it doesn’t seem like it was enough for him to get any traction.
“I’m not here to judge whether the firing was the right thing to do,” Tapper told journalist Kara Swisher’s podcast, On with Kara Swisher, last month. “I’m bummed that it didn’t work out with Chris. I am. I’m bummed that it didn’t work out.”