Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” sells 1.4m copies on 1st day

Sales for Spare, Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir, topped 1.4 million copies on the first day, a record pace for non-fiction.

Penguin Random House, who also publishes Barack and Michelle Obama, whose Becoming needed a week to reach 1.4 million when it was released in 2018, made the announcement Wednesday.

The sales figures for Spare include hardcover, audiobook and e-book editions sold in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.

″Spare is the story of someone we may have thought we already knew, but now we can truly come to understand Prince Harry through his own words,” Gina Centrello, President and Publisher of the Random House Group, said in a statement.

“Looking at these extraordinary first day sales, readers clearly agree, ‘Spare’ is a book that demands to be read, and it is a book we are proud to publish.”

One of the most highly anticipated memoirs in recent times, Spare is Harry’s highly personal and intimate account of his life in the royal family and his relationship with the American actor Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

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