Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’ sells 3.2 million copies in its first week

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Harry’s “spare” sold more than 3.2 million copies worldwide after just one week of publication and is likely to rank among the best-selling memoirs of all time.

Penguin Random House announced on Thursday that Prince Harry’s memoir that made headlines has sold 1.6 million copies in the US alone. It’s a number comparable to the first-week sales of blockbusters such as former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Becoming,” which have sold more than 17 million copies since their release in 2018. sold.

The British publisher announced last week that 400,000 copies of ‘Spare’ have been sold in the UK in all formats — hardback, e-book, and audio — on day one.

Total sales announced for “Spare” are for print, audio and digital editions in the major English-speaking markets: the US, UK, Canada and Australia. The book has been published in 15 other languages ​​and editions in 10 more languages ​​are expected.

“Spare” may set records for non-fiction, but no book in memory approaches the pace of the last Harry Potter novel, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” which sold more than 10 million copies in 2007. the first 24 hours.

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex collaborated on his book with American novelist JR Moehringer, who also helped write Andre Agassi’s critically acclaimed ‘Open’ and is the author of ‘The Tender Bar’, a memoir written by George Clooney has been adapted into a movie starring Ben Affleck.

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