Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’ breaks Guinness record as ‘best-selling non-fiction book of all time’
Prince Harry’s controversial memoir sold a record 1.4 million copies in just 24 hours after an English edition was published in Britain, the United States and Canada.
Having sold 1.43 million copies on the day of its release, Spare is now the Guinness World Record holder. It is the best-selling non-fiction book of all time – surpassing “A Promised Land” by former US President Barack Obama and many others.
“These numbers become even more impressive when you consider that it was leaked five days earlier in Spain. This means that most of the content it contains made headlines around the world before the official release. of the book. However, it is very possible that this exciting detail will encourage more people to purchase the Spare,” the Guinness World Records website wrote.
The book, which grabbed headlines across various media, was released on Tuesday as Prince Harry conducted a series of profile promotion interviews.
Sales surpassed the publisher’s previous first-day nonfiction records for Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” in 2020 and Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” in 2018.
While the former US president’s memoir sold 887,000 copies in English in the US and Canada on its first day, his wife’s book sold 725,000 copies.
But despite the many revelations and accusations inside Spare’s page airing in global media this week, Harry is adamant that he is withholding certain details.
In a recently published interview, the British royal said he had enough material for two memoirs but was holding back because he didn’t think his father and brother would “forgive” him.
“This is not an attempt to bring down the monarchy. This is about trying to save them from themselves. And I know I will be crucified by many for saying this,” he said. said in an interview.
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