Saturday, May 18, 2024

Prince Harry Book Sales First Week Far Below Obama Record (Exclusive)


First week sales of Prince Harry’s book Spare were far below a record set by Barack Obama.

Spare sold just 629,300 copies in the US. Obama’s memoir, A Promised Land, sold 200,000 more when it was published in 2020, according to NPD Book Scan.

Nevertheless, Spare remains at the top of all best seller lists this week.

Publisher PenguinRandomHouseetc has to be disappointed. They expected 1 million in sales for the first week after a barrage of publicity.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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