Prince Harry (38) has provided record sales with his autobiography "Reserve" (Original: "Spare"). The book, which details his drug use, sex life and falling outs with members of the royal family, is due to be available in paperback later this year or early next year - which could be longer than the hardcover version. Sources told the New York Post that there were rumors Prince Harry could write a bonus chapter that would be included in the paperback.
"Readers are eager to hear about Harry and Meghan's feelings about the royal rejection they received following the airing of their Netflix documentary and the release of 'Spare,'" a source said of the possible content of the chapter. The publisher has not yet commented on this. A spokesman for the Duke of Sussex initially even denied the rumours.
What is certain is that Prince Harry will soon be holding a live stream event for his book. This was announced by the publisher Penguin Random House. Accordingly, the husband of Duchess Meghan (41) will be present on Saturday, March 4th at the event that can be seen on the video portal Vimeo and will speak with the book author Gabor Maté about life with loss and the importance of personal healing.
"Spare" ("Reserve") was released simultaneously in 16 languages worldwide on January 10th. A day later, Harry's publisher said, according to People magazine: "Penguin Random House announced today that the English-language edition of 'Spare', the memoir of Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, has closed on day one of its publication, Tuesday, May 1st January 10, 2023, has sold more than 1,430,000 million units across all formats and editions in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom."
According to the publisher, the book broke all records for first full day sales of non-fiction books ever set, The Bookseller reported. "Spare" has even overtaken Barack Obama's (61) presidential memoir "A Promised Land" (German "A Promised Land", 2020), which previously held the record.