After its release in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada, Prince Harry’s controversial tell-all memoir “Spare” sold 1.43 million copies on its first day, making it the fastest-selling non-fiction book of all time, according to the Guinness World Records. Sales of ‘The Promised Land’ were eclipsed by this novel (a book by former US President Barack Obama published in 2020). On its first day of publication, it had already sold 8,87,000 copies.
Despite the fact that the memoir was leaked five days early in Spain, sales have reportedly been strong, according to GWR.
Penguin Random House confirmed to GWR that “the first full day of sales of ‘Spare’ equals the biggest first-day sales total for any non-fiction book we’ve released.”
It has been stated that two million copies of “Spare” were printed for the American release, and that a second printing has been arranged to satisfy the unprecedented demand. While the book has a $36 cover price in the US and a 28 pound cover price in the UK, some retailers are providing discounts of up to 50 percent.
In his attention-grabbing book, the Duke of Sussex alleges that Prince William physically beat him in a fight in 2019 and that the once-close brothers convinced their father not to marry the Queen Consort, Camilla. Both the military and the Taliban were shocked when the 38-year-old ex-soldier admitted to killing 25 Taliban in Afghanistan.
Before Prince Harry and Barack Obama’s books, Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” held the record for the fastest-selling non-fiction book, selling 7,250,000 copies on its first day of release.
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