Politicians in the United States often write books to reach a wider audience. They campaign under the guise of book tours where they sell autographed copies of their titles for a hefty markup. In recent years there have been a number of these books on the New York Times Bestseller list, such as Ted Cruz “A Time for Truth”, Ben Carson “America the Beautiful”, Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue,” Mitt Romney’s “No Apologies,” and President Obama’s “Dreams From My Father.” Not to be outdone, Jeb Bush has just wrote an e-book exclusive, and it is highly unlikely that it will sell many copies at all, much less make any bestseller list.
Bush has just released an e-book called Reply All, a look at his time as Florida governor through hundreds of curated emails. But those hoping for a peek behind the curtain may be disappointed. Rather than any personal dealings, the emails apparently focus in on medical liability tort reform, because that was one of his top priorities for 2003.
In the final chapter, Bush rejects talk of a Bush dynasty in an email to the conservative Weekly Standard’s Fred Barnes and said: “I am not big on talking about dynasties because I don’t think they reflect the service of my granddad, father and brother’s public service. It is not the motivating factor,” he wrote. “It is not who we are.
I think this book is much akin to rearranging chairs on the Titanic, as it is sinking. I think the only people who will buy this book are those who have run out of sedatives.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.