The first volume of former US President Barack Obama’s book Promised Land set records on the first day of sales, CNN reported, citing a publisher Penguin Random House.
It is reported that 887,000 copies were sold in the US and Canada, including those that were pre-ordered.
The first day of sales of Obama’s book was a record for the publishing company. According to media reports, Obama’s book bypassed Becoming – the memoir of his wife Michelle, in 2017, 725,000 copies were sold on the first day of sales.
The first volume of Obama’s memoir A Promised Land went on sale on November 17. It is reported that in the first volume, Obama will tell “the story of his incredible Odyssey from a young man looking for himself as a person to the leader of the free world.” The book will focus on both Obama’s path to winning the election and events during his presidency.
Obama’s earlier books were popular with readers. So, for the book The Audacity of Hope, he received $ 8.8 million. Another book, Dreams from My Father, brought the author $ 6.8 million.