Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Exclusive: Britney Spears ACTUAL Hardcover Book Sales 414,000 — Not 1.1 Million Says Bookscan

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According to BookScan/Circana, Britney Spears’ first week book sales are 414,000.

Simon & Schuster sent out an early press release yesterday saying they’d sold 1.1 million copies.

Not true. According to Circana, S&S’s numbers included pre-sales, ebooks, and audio books. They have no way of measuring those numbers.

But actual hardcover sales: 60% lower than the publisher said.

It’s still a huge number, but far from the press release. Circana counts 85% of all hardcovers sold.

“The Woman in Me” is currently number 2 on Amazon’s hardcover bestseller list and number 4 on Kindle.

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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