Posted on January 12, 2023 at 1:17 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Yesterday, it was just the UK.

Today, it's the world.

We're talking about the first-day sales record for nonfiction books for Penguin Random House.

It's now held by Harry, Duke of Sussex, for his memoir, Spare.

The New York Times reports that it sold more than 1.43 million copies in all formats in the United States, Canada, and Britain, on January 10.

In a partial comparison, other blockbuster nonfiction books A Promised Land by Barack Obama and Becoming by Michelle Obama sold over 887,000 and over 725,000 copies, respectively, on their first day in the US and Canada only.

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