1.4 million English-language copies sold in just one day. ‘Spare’ has been translated into 16 languages worldwide
The Prince Harry sets a sales record with his memoir ‘Spare’: the English-language version sold more than 1.4 million copies on its first day of release. The sales numbers include all formats of the book – print, audio and electronic – in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, according to a statement released by the book’s publisher Penguin Random House.
“‘Spare’ represents the largest total first-day sales for any non-fiction book ever published by Penguin Random House, the world’s largest commercial publisher,” the publisher said. Harry’s 410-page memoir officially went on sale on Tuesday, with some London shops opening as early as midnight in anticipation of strong demand. Copies of the Spanish version were released days earlier, causing a flurry of headlines and revelations in the global media.
Random House also said that the first US printing of Harry’s book was 2 million copies and now the volume is “back in print to meet demand”. ‘Spare’ has been released in 16 languages worldwide.