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'Watchman' Sales Exceed 1.1 Million Copies in First Week

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Monday, 20 Jul 2015 12:21 PM

Sales of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” have sold more than 1.1 million copies since the book went on sale in the U.S. and Canada on July 14, HarperCollins Publishers said.

The company, part of News Corp., said it now has 3.3 million books in print and the novel is the fastest-selling book in the publisher’s history, according to a statement Monday.

“Go Set a Watchman,” written before Lee’s famous civil rights-era novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” could boost earnings at News Corp.’s publishing division, Barry Lucas, an analyst at Gabelli & Co. in Rye, New York, said last week. News Corp. said Divergent, a series of young adult novels, helped increase profit in that unit in a single quarter last year by 83 percent to $53 million.

The 1.1 million copies of “Go Set a Watchman” sold so far includes print, e-book and audio formats, HarperCollins said.

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Sales of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" have sold more than 1.1 million copies since the book went on sale in the U.S. and Canada on July 14, HarperCollins Publishers said. The company, part of News Corp., said it now has 3.3 million books in print and the novel is the...
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