Publisher Suing YouTube For Piracy Sells ‘Retold’ Version of Prince Harry’s Book
Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’ sold over 3.2 million copies globally in its first week of release. However, since no company has the rights to sell ‘Spare’ in Russia, major publisher Eksmo-AST – already involved in a lawsuit that accuses YouTube of failing to protect authors’ rights – intends to satisfy local demand by publishing a “retelling” of the smash-hit memoir.
Over the past few years, millions of people in dozens of countries have continuously gorged on rumors, speculation, misinformation, disinformation and, on rare occasions, actual information pertaining to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Safe in the knowledge that 24/7/365 wall-to-wall multi-media coverage would never be enough, Penguin Random House (PRH) reportedly paid a $20 million advance for Prince Harry to end all speculation, once and for all, in a brand new book.
Released on January 10, ‘Spare’ was an immediate smash-hit sensation, with PRH reporting record-breaking global sales of more than 3.2 million units across print, digital, and audio formats – in its first week on sale.
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