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Former President Donald Trump’s book, “Our Journey Together,” is selling so well that the head of the publishing house, Winning Team Publishing’s Sergio Gor, said the company can’t produce them fast enough.
In an interview with Breitbart News Saturday, Gor said one of the reasons why is because there is a paper shortage in the country, thanks in part to the Biden administration’s inability to solve the ongoing supply chain crisis affecting several industries.
But also, he said, simple demand for the book is also putting a strain on the publisher to crank out enough copies.
In the interview, Gor explained that he has worked with several members of Congress who were told by left-leaning publishers, “Listen, you just can’t write this.”
He went on to say that “conservative books outsell liberal books almost always,” however, authors are often left to deal with leftist publishers who actually seek to undermine them, a fact that led him and Donald Trump Jr. to start their own publishing house, the first offering being the former president’s book.
The president understood this from the start. This is not self-publishing. We paid him a multimillion-dollar advance to get the rights to this book,” Gor said, adding that he met several times with Trump at Mar-a-Lago to work on the project. He said that Trump eventually chose 320 photos out of millions.
“This is 100 percent pure President Donald Trump. And about 50 of them, he hand wrote the captions,” he said, adding that people “love” seeing his handwritten captions printed underneath some of the pictures with the former president’s “famous black sharpie.”
“You can’t come up with these captions if you tried. It’s 100 percent original him, calling Nancy Pelosi effing crazy. It’s things along those lines. Talking about the wall. Talking about China. Talking about Russia. Talking about Congress. Every single thing that happened over the last four years is in there,” he said.
Gor noted that the book sold 200,000 copies within the first six weeks of release, but with a paper shortage, the publisher has been forced to scale back though “demand” remains high.
“Only in Biden’s America do you run out of paper. So we used one of the largest printers in America. They publish thousands of different titles every year,” Gor said, adding that all books have been affected, not just Trump’s tome.
“We can’t keep up with the demand,” he said. “A lot of the retailers want it. A lot of stores want it. The fastest way to get it is on our website 45books.com.”
He added that “thankfully” another 100,000 books will soon be available for sale at outlets before detailing the publisher’s shortages.
“They didn’t have enough leather to bind the outside. They didn’t have the gold leaves that goes [sic] on the title of the outside. They didn’t have enough glue at one point. And so a lot of these things, we print in America, but yet some of these ingredients have to come from abroad because we just don’t make them in America,” said Gor. So we pay extra because we support American jobs,” he said.
He added that they could have had the book printed in China, but the former president didn’t want that.
Breitbart noted further:
Gor said Trump was proud of his ability break out of the establishment mode in Washington, DC, and many of the pictures reflect that, using images of the president and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as an example. When Trump was president, missile testing was suspended and North Korea talked to the U.S., but Biden’s presidency changed that.
There are also images from Israel, Air Force One, and many more moments.
“It’s an incredible book, but it really takes you through the four years,” Gor said, highlighting one image from a State of the Union address which Democrat women attending wore white in protest.
Trump’s caption reads: “I tried to make the women in white smile. Unfortunately, as hard as I tried, they still wouldn’t smile.”