Michelle Obama's record-breaking Becoming helps print market soar

Michelle Obama's record-breaking Becoming helps print market soar

Michelle Obama's Becoming (Viking) has held the UK Official Top 50 number one spot for a third week, leaping 26% in volume week on week to shift 116,920 copies for £1.87m in the seven days to the end of 22nd December—the highest-selling Hardback Non-Fiction title since Jamie Oliver's 15-Minute Meals (Michael Joseph) in 2012. The former First Lady's memoir posted the single biggest week for any title since Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) back in 2016. It is also the highest weekly volume ever for a non-fiction title written by a woman—beating Lynne Truss' Eats, Shoots and L...

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