02-12-2005, 12:17 AM
Variety reports that DisneyWar, James B. Stewart's expose of Michael Eisner's 20-year tenure at Disney, hit bookstores on Wednesday, making its release three weeks ahead of schedule. In fact, some Los Angeles bookstores sold their entire stock, roughly 80 copies, of DisneyWar in one day, including Dutton's locations in Brentwood and Beverly Hills, along with Barnes & Noble at the Grove. "I wish we had more of them. We got some Wednesday and sold out within an hour," says Dutton's general manager Ed Conklin. "Obviously, this is an industry town. People were buying multiple copies." Rising interest in the book may be the result of the Disney shareholders meeting, which began yesterday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.