Prince Harry’s autobiography sells record 1.4 million copies on first day

Prince Harry’s autobiography ”Spare” sold 1.4 million English language copies on its first day in the UK, the United States and Canada, smashing Penguin Random House’s sales record, the publisher said on January 12.

The sales figures came as the first opinion poll since the memoir’s publication showed Harry’s popularity in the UK continueing to nosedive. The headline grabbing book was published on January 10, accompanied by four high-profile promotional interviews with the prince.

The sales outstrip Penguin Random House’s previous first-day non-fiction record for Barack Obama’s ”A Promised Land”. That sold 887,000 copies in the US alone on i9ts first day in 2020.