Obama Memoir Sells More Than 887,000 Copies on First Day
Former President Barack Obama’s memoir sold more than 887,000 copies on Tuesday, a sizzling debut that publisher Penguin Random House said marked the largest first-day sales for any book it had ever published.
美国前总统巴拉克·奥巴马(Barack Obama)的回忆录周二售出超过88.7万册，出版商企鹅兰登书屋(Penguin Random House)表示，这是该公司出版的所有书中首日销量最高的一本。
The sales included all formats and editions in the U.S. and Canada, as well as preorders.
“A Promised Land,” the first volume of Mr. Obama’s account of his career and years in the White House, slightly outpaced the opening-day sales of the memoir penned by his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama.
奥巴马讲述了自己的职业生涯和在白宫的岁月，该书的第一卷“乐土”(A Promised Land)的销量略高于他的妻子、前第一夫人米歇尔·奥巴马(Michelle Obama)撰写的回忆录首日销量。
Her book, “Becoming,” sold more than 725,000 copies its first day of publication in 2018 and has now logged total sales of more than 14 million copies world-wide in all formats.
Penguin Random House’s parent, German media company Bertelsmann SE, paid an estimated $60 million for the global publishing rights to the books by Mr. and Mrs. Obama. Mr. Obama’s book ranks No. 1 on the bestseller lists of both Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com.
Early retailer demand was so strong that Penguin Random House increased its print run to 3.4 million copies, up from an original run of 3 million.
早期零售商的需求如此强劲，以至于企鹅兰登书屋(Penguin Random House)将印刷量从最初的300万册增加到340万册。
“We’re seeing a strong performance across all channels but independent bookstores in particular are reporting unprecedented first day sales,” said David Drake, publisher of Penguin Random House’s Crown imprint. “They have been worried about their financial survival during the pandemic. I hope this book will make a meaningful difference to their year.”
Mr. Obama’s book is off to a hot start in a year that already has been strong for political books. Mary L. Trump’s memoir “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” sold more than 950,000 copies in the U.S. on July 14, the day it went on sale.
在这一年里，奥巴马的这本书有了一个火爆的开端，这本书在政治类书籍中已经表现强劲。玛丽·L·特朗普(Mary L.Trump)的回忆录《太多永远不够用：我的家人如何创造了世界上最危险的人》(Too More and Never Enough：How My Family Create the World‘s Most Dangage Man)7月14日在美国售出超过95万册，
Journalist Bob Woodward’s “Rage” sold 600,000 copies in all formats in its first week on sale in the U.S., while former Trump White House national security adviser John Bolton’s memoir “The Room Where It Happened” sold more than 780,000 copies in that time frame. Both titles were published by Simon & Schuster, the book publishing arm of ViacomCBS Inc. that is for sale.
记者鲍勃·伍德沃德(Bob Woodward)的《愤怒》(Rage)在美国上市的第一周就卖出了60万册，而特朗普的前白宫国家安全顾问约翰·博尔顿(John Bolton)的回忆录《发生的房间》(The Room Where It Happen)在这段时间内卖出了78万册。这两本书都是由维亚康姆哥伦比亚广播公司(ViacomCBS Inc.)的图书出版部门Simon&Schuster出版的。那是要出售的。
In his book, which took Mr. Obama 2 years longer than expected to finish, he explains the path he took as a young man, through much of his first term in office, with reflections on subjects such as the Arab Spring and the decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. He also writes about his experience as a father and husband.