Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Royal Flushed: Prince Harry’s Book, “Spare,” Drops Stunning 105% In Sales Second Week As Public Turns Against Him

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EXCLUSIVE Prince Harry has made few friends lately. Now his book sales are reflecting public sentiment.

Harry’s memoir “Spare” fell 105% in sales for its second week. This is stunning. Second week sales were just 195,000, according to NPD Book Scan. First week sales were 629,000.

The huge drop reflect the public’s turn against him and his campaign against his family– especially such a short time after his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth died.

But Harry made appearances on every major TV show and his interviews got uglier and uglier. He completely misread pubic opinion about the royal family. Also, the negativity towards his own father, etc just made him seem like a crybaby. Why not just take the $60 million from the Crown, and $100 million from Netflix, and move on? No one was sympathetic.

As far as sales go, compared to President Obama’s book, “A Promised Land,” Harry’s really collapsed. Obama only lost 51% sales in his second week. Of course, that book was inspirational, not spiteful.

I’m curious to see what’s next for Harry. His family can’t want to see him, and the public has quickly lost interest.

PS: These are hard numbers for US sales. Don’t be swayed by press spin that includes ebooks or copies stuffed into cereal boxes. This book is a huge disappointment for PenguinRandomeveryone.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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