Bill Clinton (Photo: PTI)
Bill Clinton is a now a million-selling novelist.
"The President is Missing," a thriller co-written with James Patterson, has more than 1 million sales in North America alone.
The book's co-publishers, Alfred A. Knopf and Little Brown and Co., announced the sales figures Wednesday. The novel was released on June 4 and has topped best-seller lists for weeks.
Reviews were mixed, but Barnes & Noble fiction buyer Sessalee Hensley said in a statement that "The President is Missing" had benefited from "very strong" word of mouth. The book's subject has also proved timely: a potentially devastating cyber attack, which intelligence experts have called a leading concern.
Clinton, whose previous books include the memoir "My Life," is now the rare author to have a million sellers in fiction and nonfiction.