- There is no doubt the former president of the United States, Barrack Obama, is loved and 'worshipped' by many
- Obama set a first-day sales record for Penguin Random House, as he sold close to 890,000 copies of his recently-released memoir, A Promised Land
- According to the publisher, the sales reflect the widespread excitement that readers have for the memoir
Ex-president Barrack Obama's memoir, A Promised Land, has sold nearly 890,000 copies on the first day of its release, setting a first-day sales record for Penguin Random House.
CNN reports that the former president is well on his way to becoming the best selling author of the year.
Hundreds of thousands of people pre-ordered the book which was released on Tuesday, November 17.
According to the Penguin Random House, the pre-order sales and the first-day sales totalled 887,000 units.
The publisher expressed joy over the sales, saying they reflect the widespread excitement that readers have for Obama's memoir, Business Insider reports.
The former US president and the first black to occupy the seat detailed the first two-and-a-half years of his administration in the memoir.
In similar news, life after the White House has no doubt been a productive run for former American first lady, Michelle Obama.
While she has made it clear that she does not intend to run for office herself, she has been securing the bag and earning the love of more supporters.
The much-loved wife of the former president released a memoir titled Becoming in 2018 and the book has sold over 10 million copies which translates to $36 million in profit for the former first lady.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!