A PROMISED LAND by Barack Obama Sells More Than 1.7 Million Units in U.S. and Canada in its First Week of Publication

New Delhi: Barack Obama’s A PROMISED LAND has sold 1,710,443 units in all formats and editions in the U.S. and Canada during its first week of publication. Published on Tuesday, November 17, by Crown, A PROMISED LAND sold more than 887,000 units in all formats and editions in the U.S. and Canada on the first day of its publication, the largest first-day sales total for any book ever published by Penguin Random House. A PROMISED LAND’s week-one sales also hold the distinction of being the largest week-one sales total for any book ever published by Penguin Random House.

The hardcover U.S. edition of President Obama’s critically acclaimed memoir now has 4.3 million copies in print in the U.S. and Canada, following an initial printing of 3.4 million copies.

A global publishing event, A PROMISED LAND was released worldwide on November 17 in twenty languages, with publication in six additional languages to follow. In the UK and Ireland, the book sold nearly 150,000 units across formats in its first five days of publication and is currently the # 1 bestselling title in the UK across all book categories and formats.

An unabridged audio edition of the book, read by President Obama, was published simultaneously by Penguin Random House Audio. A Spanish-language edition is also available, published as UNA TIERRA PROMETIDA.

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