The leaks have done the book’s sales no harm, in fact the Guinness World Records has declared “Spare” the fastest-selling non-fiction book of all time. On the first day it was released, it sold a whopping1.43 million copies in the U.K., U.S., and Canada.
Harry’s book sales blew away the former record holder, “A Promised Land,” penned by former President Barack Obama, which sold 887,000 copies on its release day.
At the time of print, Spare remains No 1 on the Amazon bestsellers chart, and is the site’s bestselling nonfiction title.
The US had originally printed two million copies, and the publisher is now reprinting in order to meet the huge demand.
Spare’s sales figures are made even more impressive considering the fact that it was leaked five days early in Spain.
The book, which was written with celebrity ghostwriter JR Moehringer, sees Prince Harry describe his experience as a member of the Royal Family before he stepped back from official duties in 2020. It provides behind-the-scenes details of the conflict he had with his brother, Prince William, the heir to the throne, his Father, King Charles, members of the Royal Family, his relationship with the paparazzi. The prince also opens up about losing his mother, Princess Diana, his drinking and drug use, losing his virginity and his time serving with the British Army in Afghanistan.
So far, Buckingham Palace has yet to officially comment on “Spare.”