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‘Prince Harry’s memoir’ goes to No. 1 on Amazon

Prince Harry’s Spare is currently the No. 1 bestseller on Amazon in the UK.

Spare, the Duke of Sussex’s first memoir, was always expected to be a big release, but recent publicity around the book – including revelations that Harry and his brother Prince William had a physical fight, that the royal siblings asked their father not to marry Camilla, and that Harry took cocaine – has seen a surge of interest in the title.

Large retailers, including Amazon and Waterstones, have been offering the book for £14 – half of its £28 RRP – since it went on pre-sale.

Spare has consistently been in the Amazon book bestsellers list since its publication date was announced last year. It currently occupies the No 1 slot in the overall bestsellers chart.

It’s also been selling well at Waterstones, where John Cotterill, Waterstones non-fiction category manager, said it was “one of the biggest pre-order titles of the last decade for Waterstones”.

“We expect the high customer interest to be sustained on and after publication, with everything pointing to Spare being one of 2023’s bestsellers,” Cotterill added.

According to one independent bookseller, demand has been fairly low in independent bookshops, perhaps due to pre-publication announcements.

Nielsen, which monitors UK book sales, will release Spare’s full first week sales on Tuesday, 17 Janurary 2023.

Source: The Guardian