ROME, January 20 – An instant bestseller, Spear, the memoir of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, in its first week of release sold over 3.2 million copies worldwide in paper, digital and audio formats. The memoir, a global publishing phenomenon, as announced by Penguin Random House, has set a global sales record. In the United States, Random House has sold 1.6 million copies across its various formats. In the United Kingdom, Transworld reported sales of 800,000 copies, while Penguin Random Canada reported 215,000 copies. In Australia, Spear broke all sales records in its first week of release, selling 64,000 copies. In Italy “Spare – Il Minore”, published by Mondadori, has so far had a total circulation of 500,000 copies and in the first week of its release sold nearly 100,000 copies, including paperbacks and e-books. Released worldwide simultaneously by Penguin Random House on January 10, Spear instantly became a bestseller on the bestseller lists of many countries, including: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Brazil. Denmark, Chile, Colombia and Peru. The book was published simultaneously in 16 languages, with additional editions planned in 10. On the day of its release, January 10, Speer became the fastest-selling non-fiction book of all time in the history of Penguin Random House, the world’s fastest-selling publisher of trade books. (Dealing).
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