Prince Harry’s Spare becomes the fastest-selling non-fiction book in the United Kingdom.

Spare, Prince Harry’s memoir, has sold the most non-fiction books in the UK since records began in 1998.

According to Nielsen BookData, the widely publicized book sold 467,183 copies in its first week.

The book, co-written with celebrity ghostwriter JR Moehringer, was released on January 10th.

The majority of the book’s revelations were leaked early after some copies were sold in Spain several days before the official publication date.

However, Spare’s sales do not appear to have suffered as a result. Only four Harry Potter novels and Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol have had higher first-week sales since Nielsen began keeping track of them.

In his memoir, Prince Harry describes his time as a member of the Royal Family before stepping down from official duties in 2020.

It goes behind the scenes of his feud with his brother, Prince William, the heir to the throne.

The book was released in a frenzy of publicity, receiving worldwide media coverage.

The Wall Street Journal previously reported the book sold 1.4 million copies in its first day – including pre-orders – across the US, the UK and Canada.

It is the only non-fiction book to have reached the top ten fastest-selling list since Nielsen began collecting data.

Fastest-selling books in the UK since January 1998

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) – 2.63 million copies sold in first week
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince (JK Rowling) – 1.87 million
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (JK Rowling) – 1.68 million
  4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (JK Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany) – 848,000
  5. The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown) – 551,000
  6. Spare (Prince Harry) – 467,000
  7. Grey (EL James) – 386,000
  8. The Tales of Beedle the Bard (JK Rowling) – 368,000
  9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (JK Rowling) – 256,000
  10. Inferno (Dan Brown) – 229,000