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Harry’s memoir opens at record-setting sales pace

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NEW YORK (AP) — No, the public has not tired of hearing about Prince Harry. Sales for “Spare” have placed the Duke of Sussex in rarefied company.

Penguin Random House announced Wednesday that first day sales for the Harry’s tell-all memoir topped 1.4 million copies, a record pace for nonfiction from a company that also publishes Barack and Michelle Obama, whose “Becoming” needed a week to reach 1.4 million.

The sales figures for “Spare” include hardcover, audiobook and e-book editions sold in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

“‘Spare’ is the story of someone we may have thought we already knew, but now we can truly come to understand Prince Harry through his own words,” Gina Centrello, president of Random House Group, said.

“Looking at these extraordinary first day sales, readers clearly agree, ‘Spare’ is a book that demands to be red, and it is a book we are proud to publish.”

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