Obama memoir hits charts top spot, PRH says 147,000 sold

Obama memoir hits charts top spot, PRH says 147,000 sold

Barack Obama's A Promised Land (Viking) has soared straight into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot in its first week on sale. Though Nielsen BookScan is still unable to provide volume or value figures, with England's bookshops closed across lockdown, Penguin Random House has said the book has sold over 147,000 copies across all editions in the UK and Ireland during its first five days on sale.

PRH said there had been over 80,000 print sales, just over 59,000 audio editions - the biggest first week sales for any PRH UK audiobook - and 4,566 e-book sales. In Ireland, where bookshops hav...

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