Prince Harry’s Spare Breaks Record As Fastest-Selling Non-Fiction Book

Prince Harry’s SPARE Breaks Record As Fastest-Selling Non-Fiction Book

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Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir, ‘Spare’, has become the fastest-selling non-fiction book of all times, after shifting 1.43 million copies during its first day of sale in the UK, US, and Canada.

The record was previously held by Barack Obama’s fourth book, A Promised Land (2020), which sold 887,000 copies on its release day.

Spare’s sales figures are even more impressive because it was leaked five days early in Spain. Most of the revelations, including details of Harry’s drug use and a fight with his older brother Prince William, made headlines worldwide before the book officially sold its first copy on January 10.

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Critics are, however, of the opinion that it is possible that the leaked details spurred more people to buy ‘Spare’, not less. “The first full day of sales of ‘Spare’ represents the largest first-day sales total for any non-fiction book ever published by Penguin Random House,” the book’s publisher confirmed in a statement.

The Duke of Sussex promoted the book heavily before its release by giving interviews on ITV, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, 60 Minutes, and Good Morning America.

Prince Harry’s Spare Breaks Record As Fastest-Selling Non-Fiction Book

During his chat with Stephen Colbert, Harry replied, “of course,” when asked if the Royal Family were engaged in an active campaign to undermine the book.

Harry also agreed that the British press was being “aided and abetted” by his family to attack him and his wife, Meghan Markle.

Harry later said: “We wouldn’t have got to this moment,” when asked what things would be like if his mother, Princess Diana, was still alive. “There is no way that the distance between my brother and I would be the same,” he added.

‘Spare’ was launched in the US with a print run of two million copies, and a second print run has now been scheduled to meet the huge demand.


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