Michelle Obama's Memoir 'Becoming' Sells More Than 725,000 Copies in First Day

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Crown Publishing also announced that it had raised the book's print run from 1.8 million copies to 2.6 million.

First day sales for Michelle Obama's Becoming topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year's biggest debuts.

Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the figures include sales and pre-orders for the former first lady's memoir, including hardcover, audio and e-book editions for the United States and Canada. Becoming was released on Tuesday, the same day Obama launched a national book tour. Crown also announced that it had raised the book's print run from 1.8 million copies to 2.6 million.

Becoming had the biggest opening of any books in 2018 by Crown's parent company, Penguin Random House.

At least one other book this year, from Simon & Schuster, did start higher: Bob Woodward's Fear: Trump in the White House sold around 900,000 copies after one day.