Michelle Obama's "Becoming" has held #1 sales rank at Amazon since its release

2 days ago by Joshua Fruhlinger

Sales for Michelle Obama's Becoming have been stellar. Crown Publishing announced that the book's combine hardcover, e-book, and audio sales in the U.S. and Canada topped 2 million copies in the first 15 days. That's at a faster clip than Hillary Clinton's Living History, George W. Bush's Decision Points, and Bill Clinton's My Life.

In its first 15 days of sales, Becoming held tight to the #1 sales-rank spot at Amazon ($NASDAQ:AMZN) without faltering. That's quite a feat, given its competition in a holiday shopping season. During that time period, other top sellers included children's book sensation The Wonky Donkey and self-help stalwart Girl, Wash Your Face.

Name

Category Rank (Average)

Becoming

1.00

The Wonky Donkey

2.33

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

5.73

Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane

7.07

Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave

7.13

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 500 Everyday Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users. Try Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Recipes.

8.40

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering

9.07

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter)

14.60

Unicorn Coloring Book: For Kids Ages 4-8 (US Edition)

15.73

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

16.93

But none of them came close to dethroning Becoming as the most-wanted book.

Joshua Fruhlinger

Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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