Circana Bookscan tracked sales of 418,000 hardcovers in the US for Britney Spears’ memoir THE WOMAN IN ME in its first week of release. Separately, Nielsen Bookscan recorded sales of almost 91,000 hardcovers in the UK.
Gallery says they sold 1.1 million units in the US across all formats, with particularly strong audiobook sales. The publisher calls the narration read by Michelle Williams their fastest-selling audiobook. More broadly, they report, “The book has been published in 26 languages/territories and is a No. 1 bestseller with an estimated 2.4 million copies in print globally.”
With a week of popular releases — joined by the Jeff Kinney’s No Brainer (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 18) — sales were up slightly versus the same week a year ago, putting the print sales market ahead of last year for four of the last five weeks. (The exception being last week, when results were compared to the release a year ago of Colleen Hoover’s IT STARTS WITH US.)