More than 1.7 million copies of former Democratic President Barack Obama’s memoir were sold in North America during its first week on the market.
Buyers purchased 887,000 copies of “A Promised Land” in all formats in the United States and Canada on its first day, according to a Tuesday statement from the publisher Penguin Random House. The tome had the best first-week sales of any Penguin Random House publication.
The book was released worldwide on Nov. 17 by Penguin Random House subsidiary Crown Publishing and it’s available in 20 languages, with six more to come.
Crown said Tuesday that it had increased its initial print run by 900,000 and that the book is currently on track to be the bestselling presidential memoir in modern history.