Penguin Random House announced figures for opening week sales for Prince Harry’s memoir SPARE, which they report sold over 3.2 million units across print, digital, and audio formats. US sales reached 1.6 million units. UK sales were 800,000 units. PRH Canada sold 215,000 units, and PRH Australia had sales of 64,000 units.
Hoover’s New Novel Sold Over 800,000 Units on Opening Day
Colleen Hoover’s IT STARTS WITH US sold over 800,000 units in the US on its publication day, Tuesday, October 18, publisher Atria reported. That includes considerable pre-orders, along with sales across all major formats (print, ebooks, and digital audiobooks). Atria printed 2.5 million copies, across four printings, and said the book “was the most pre-ordered novel in Simon & Schuster history.” Update: NPD Bookscan subsequently recorded opening week sales of 809,000 hardcovers alone through the outlets that they track.
Opening Sales: Rooney In the US
Yes, Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You? launched at No. 1 on the NPD Bookscan bestseller list, just as it topped the list in the UK. But US hardcover sales registered just under 40,000 units — below the 46,000 hardcover sales that were tracked in the UK.
Opening Sales for Rooney in the UK
After lots of anticipation and pre-orders, Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You? recorded opening week print sales in the UK of 46,000 units, making it the top-selling title for the week, according to Nielsen Bookscan UK.
Obama Sales Top 1.7 Million In First Week
Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that Barack Obama’s A PROMISED LAND sold 1,710,000 units in all formats in the US and Canada during the first week on sale. (As previously reported, sales of 887,000 units were recorded in pre-orders and first day sales.) For sales through Saturday, November 21 — the first five days — NPD Bookscan recorded sales of 835,000 hardcovers. The US hardcover is now up to 4.3 million copies in print. In the UK and Ireland, the book sold 147,000 units in its first five days (including 59,000 audiobook units, and 80,000 hardcovers).
Obama’s A Promised Land Sets PRH Opening Day Sales Record
Penguin Random House announced Wednesday that Barack Obama’s A PROMISED LAND sold over than 887,000 units (including pre-orders_ in all formats and editions in the US and Canada on the first day of publication. That comprises “the largest first-day sales total for any book ever published” by the company. Two years ago, Michelle Obama’s book BECOMING sold over 725,000 units in its first day on sale, moving 1.4 million units in the first week on sale. In July, Simon & Schuster said they had set their own “company record” for opening day sales in the US when Mary Trump’s Too […]