Saturday, June 15, 2024

Prince Harry’s “Spare” No Longer King at Amazon, Barnes & Noble As Sales Drop Royally


Prince Harry is no longer king of the best seller lists.

His memoir, “Spare,” dropped in sales royally in week 3 to just 74,495 copies.

The week before was more than twice that number, at 195,720.

“Spare” is no longer number 1 at, where it’s number 5 today. At Barnes & Noble, it’s 16.

Total sales are now 900,000 after three weeks. This is far less than publisher PenguinRandomHouse et al hoped for or needed to break even.

Last week’s sales will be reported on Thursday. If the trend keeps up, hitting 1 million will take some time.

These are hardcover sales according to NPD Book Scan They don’t include Kindle, ebooks, audio books. and other formats or international sales. But American book buyers seem to be over the whole Harry business, at least for now.

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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