Prince Harry's autobiography has been causing a stir for days: RTL viewers could see details of it in a detailed TV interview on Monday. On January 10, his book 'Spare' (German: 'Reserve') appeared in stores - and is already breaking records. The English edition sold more than 1.4 million copies on the first day. So far, no other non-fiction book by his publisher has achieved this.
Prince Harry's tactic seems to have worked. That big TV interview about intimate details from his past has caused a huge media echo, and thus fueled the sale of his autobiography magnificently. His publisher Penguin Random House announced this on Wednesday (local time) in New York: More than 1.4 million copies of the English-language edition of the controversial autobiography “Spare” (German: “Reserve”) were sold on the day of publication. No other non-fiction book by the publisher reached such a number on the first day of publication. On Tuesday, the day of publication, a total of 1.43 million copies were sold in the USA, Canada and Great Britain – including hardcover editions as well as e-books and audio books.
In the more than 500 pages of the book, which he edited with the help of ghostwriter J.R. Moehringer wrote Among other things, it is about explosive things from his former private life : His point of view the tensions within the royal family , cocaine excesses and his first time with an older woman. The 38-year-old describes all of this in detail in his autobiography. There is even said to have been a physical altercation with brother William.
With the sales record, Harry put previous biographies of other celebrities that had been published by the same publisher in their place. Barack Obama's 'A Promised Land' sold more than 887,000 copies on its first day of publication in the United States and Canada, Penguin Random House announced. Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming, also published by the publisher, sold more than 725,000 copies in the US and Canada on its first day. (jak/dpa)source: vip.de