Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’ sells 3.2M copies in 1st week

Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’ sells 3.2M copies in 1st week

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Harry’s “Spare” has sold more than 3.2 million copies worldwide after just a week of release and will likely rank among the best-selling memoirs of all time.

Penguin Random House announced on Thursday that Prince Harry’s memoir has sold 1.6 million copies in the United States alone. That’s a number comparable to first-week sales for blockbusters such as former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” and former first lady Michelle Obama’s “Becoming,” which sold more than 17 million copies since its release in 2018.

The UK publisher announced last week that “Spare” had sold 400,000 copies in the UK across all formats – hardcover, e-book and audio – on day one.

Total reported sales for ‘Spare’ include print, audio and digital editions in major English-speaking markets: US, UK, Canada and Australia. The book has been released in 15 other languages ​​and editions in 10 more languages ​​are expected.

‘Spare’ may set records for non-fiction, but no memoir book comes close to pacing Harry Potter’s latest novel, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, which in 2007 sold more 10 million copies in its first 24 hours.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex worked on his book with American novelist JR Moehringer, who also helped write Andre Agassi’s famous ‘Open’ and is the author of ‘The Tender Bar’, an adapted memoir by George Clooney in a film starring Ben Affleck.

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