First-Week Sales Are In for Michelle Obama Book

She sells 1.4M copies for one of the year's biggest debuts
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2018 6:15 PM CST
First-Week Sales Are In for Michelle Obama Book
Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks to the crowd as she presents her memoir "Becoming" during her book tour stop in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

The numbers are in for the first full week of sales for Michelle Obama's memoir, and they're as strong as expected: Becoming sold 1.4 million print and digital copies from Nov. 13-20, reports the AP. And it's not just in the US: Crown Publishing says Becoming is the No. 1 nonfiction title for adults in the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Spain, Denmark, and Finland. Barnes & Noble, meanwhile, reported that the book had the best first-week sales of any title this year, overtaking the Bob Woodward book Fury, reports CNN. In fact, no adult book has performed as well at B&N since Go Set a Watchman in 2015. Becoming also is atop Amazon's best-seller list. (The former first lady had some things to say about President Trump in the memoir.)

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