More than 1.7 million copies of former Democratic President Barack Obama’s memoir were sold in the first week on the market in North America.
Penguin Random House released Tuesday’s announcement that shoppers bought 887,000 copies in all formats in the U.S. and Canada, in all formats, on the first day. Tome sold out the best of the Penguin Random House publications in the first week.
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The book was released worldwide on November 17 by Penguin Random House’s subsidiary, Crown Publishing, and is available in 20 languages, with six more to be published.
Crown said Tuesday that it has increased its initial number of copies by 900,000 and that the book is currently well on its way to being the most popular presidential recollection in modern history.
According to The Wall Street Journal, “Land of Promise” ranks No. 1 on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com’s bestseller lists.
It is also the most popular book in the UK
The 700-page volume, the first of the two, resulted in the first daily sale of his wife, Michelle’s memoir “Becoming.”
“Becoming”, released in 2018, sold 750,000 copies on its first day. Since then, the former first lady’s book has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
Former Republican President George W. Bush’s “Decision Points” sold 775,000 copies in the first week, and Democratic President Bill Clinton’s book “My Life” sold more than 1 million copies in just eight days. Both memoirs sold a total of between 3.5 and 4 million copies.
On the first day of Clinton’s book, he sold about 400,000 and Bush’s about 220,000 copies.
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Obama also wrote two other bestselling memoirs, “The Boldness of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream,” and “Dreams from My Father: A History of Race and Inheritance.”
She also wrote the 2010 bestselling book “I Sing From You: A Letter to My Daughters.”