Clinton Sells Nearly 1 Million Books in Six Days

JUNE 28, 2004 - Posted at 3:54 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON - Bill Clinton's publisher said today that the former president's memoirs have sold nearly one million copies in less than a week.

Publisher Alfred A. Knopf said 935 thousand copies of "My Life" had been sold by the end of yesterday, and the million mark should be reached soon.

The book went on sale last Tuesday, and sold more than 400 thousand copies in the United States in the first day, the biggest debut ever for a nonfiction book.  That's double the believed previous record holder, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's "Living History."

Figures for international sales were not yet available.

The book is already in its third printing, with an expanded print run of about 2.6 million copies.

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