Montecito Bookstore reveals it only sold 30 copies of Prince Harry Spare’s autobiography

Prince Harry’s local bookshop has revealed it has only sold around 30 copies of the royal Spare’s controversial autobiography.

The bombshell tome, which bagged Harry, 38, a rumored £16m ($20m) advance, sold well – becoming the best-selling non-fiction book since the start of the recordings, according to his publisher.

But the book wouldn’t have fared so well in Harry and Meghan, 41’s upmarket California enclave of Montecito.

The owner of local Tecolote Book Shop, Mary Sheldon, told the Guardian she had only sold around 30 copies of Spare since its release.

While Prince Harry (pictured in London in 2020) has moved numerous copies of his controversial Spare biography, a local bookseller claims to have only sold around 30 books

While Prince Harry (pictured in London in 2020) has moved numerous copies of his controversial Spare biography, a local bookseller claims to have only sold around 30 books

Describing Spare as “it’s a book”, Mary added that other copies have been reserved by locals, who plan to pick up their copy in person.

She said of Prince Harry: “He took the time to put his thoughts together and wanted to publish it, so I’m here to sell it.”

The autobiography has sold 750,000 copies in all formats – print, audio and e-book – in the UK since its publication on January 10.

That makes it the best-selling memoir of all time for its first week of publication, according to publishers Transworld, the UK division of Penguin Random House.

The scathing memoir of Prince Harry Spare (pictured) has become the best-selling non-fiction book since recordings began

The scathing memoir of Prince Harry Spare (pictured) has become the best-selling non-fiction book since recordings began

Official Nielsen BookData figures showed the book, which was penned by famed ghostwriter JR Moehringer, sold 467,183 copies in print in its first week alone.

Data released by Nielsen shows the book broke the previous record of 210,506 set by the debut cookbook Pinch Of Nom – written by Kay Allinson – in 2019.

Although the memoir was leaked in Spain before the official release date, Nielsen data suggests sales were not negatively affected.

Prince Harry has made several statements about the royal family and revealed painfully personal anecdotes in his explosive memoir Spare, which was published on January 10.

Despite its massive global sales, the book did not sell well locally, according to the owner of Tecolote Book Shop (pictured) in Montecito

Despite its massive global sales, the book did not sell well locally, according to the owner of Tecolote Book Shop (pictured) in Montecito

The book covers all aspects of his life, retracing the disconnect with his older brother – whom he calls ‘Willy’ – that began from the moment he was born, when Charles reportedly declared his duty done.

He accuses William, 40, of being thrust into his position as future heir to the throne, claims to have ignored him when they were pupils at Eton College and says to have put him in his place on several occasions.

In one paragraph, Harry, who is affectionately called “Harold” by his family, describes himself as feeling like he was born to be his older brother’s “spare kidney”.

Harry also accuses his older brother of being the abuser during the “Megxit”, claiming their relationship had become so strained and damaged that William would only “frown”.

In the book, Harry (pictured, right) details the fallout with his brother William (pictured, right), as well as breakups with other family members.

In the book, Harry (pictured, right) details the fallout with his brother William (pictured, right), as well as breakups with other family members.

He describes several particularly awkward encounters between himself, Meghan, William and Kate, saying his brother and sister-in-law seemed uncomfortable being hugged by his bride-to-be.

He also appears to accuse the Princess of Wales of overreacting by demanding an apology from Meghan after she fell out with Kate over wedding plans.

Kate was apparently offended that Meghan blamed the forgetting on “baby brain” after the birth of Prince Louis.

Harry also reveals that the two couples even rowed over seating plans and whether William and Kate should be reunited.

He says when William confronted Meghan and defended his wife, Meghan shot back at the prince, “get your finger out of my face”. While Charles is spared more pain than many expected, Harry paints him as an ineffectual father who couldn’t even hug him when he told him his mother had died in a car accident. car.

He says that when he confided in Charles about his panic attacks as a grown man, the prince looked at his plate sadly and said he had let him down.

However, in what are sure to be painful times for the King, Harry describes how, when he returned to the UK to attend Prince Philip’s funeral in 2021, a clearly grieved Charles wept over his warring sons not to not make his “last years a misery”. .

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