Back in 2020, it became known that Prince Harry signed a contract with Penguin Random House and, together with journalist John Mehringer, began work on a memoir.
The release of the book was constantly delayed, and at some point the duke wanted to leave this idea altogether. But on January 10, the world nevertheless saw the autobiography of Prince Harry, with the eloquent title “Spare”.
As the Western press then found out, the younger prince received $20 million even before publication. But that is not all.
According to The Mirror, the Duke received a solid percentage of sales – $16 million.
And this is not at all surprising, since the prince’s memoirs have become a bestseller in the UK and have already entered the Guinness Book of Records.
Even despite the fact that some of the Duke’s revelations hit the Web even before the official release, there were quite a lot of people who wanted to purchase the publication.
In just a week, 400 thousand copies were sold in paper, electronic, and audio formats.
“We were confident that this memoir would be a success, but it exceeded all of our expectations. The only books that outsold them are J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series,” said publishing house managing director Larry Finlay.
By the way, Prince Harry himself recently stated that his memoirs would be enough for at least one more autobiography.
The original version of “Spare” was twice as large: the duke, together with the editor, reduced 800 pages to 400.
And although Prince Harry now claims that this was done to avoid further misunderstandings with relatives, maybe Sussex fans will someday wait for the continuation.