Prince Harry’s eagerly awaited memoir, titled “Spare,” initially generated significant excitement and anticipation among readers. It quickly skyrocketed to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list, breaking records by selling an astounding 1.43 million copies on its debut day. Spare memoir was a remarkable achievement that earned it the prestigious Guinness World Record for the fastest-selling non-fiction book in history. Surpassing acclaimed works like former US President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land,” the book seemed poised for a lasting impact in the literary world.
However, as time went on, the public’s fervor for Spare memoir appeared to dwindle, resulting in a surprising and unique challenge for hoteliers and resorts in popular holiday destinations. Reports have emerged of copies of Prince Harry’s memoir being left behind and discarded in places like Spain, Turkey, and Greece, creating a rather unusual situation for these vacation spots.
Tourists, who were once eager to get their hands on the much-talked-about memoir, have now been spotted leaving the book unattended and forgotten by the poolside, in hotel reception areas, and even carelessly disposing of it in beachside bins. The unexpected abundance of Spare copies has become a headache for holiday specialists, On the Beach, as local bookstores and libraries are hesitant to accept the surplus books.
Zoe Harris, the Chief Customer Officer at On the Beach, expressed frustration with the overwhelming number of books they have had to handle. The situation has escalated to an unprecedented level, with lost property offices in the most popular resorts overflowing with copies of Spare. In a rather humorous twist, hotels are finding themselves returning books left behind by their guests, adding to the growing dilemma.
“We’ve never witnessed anything quite like it… I’m asking hotels to please stop sending them over; otherwise, we’ll never get rid of them all… Maybe we should all take a leaf out of Harry’s book and spare ourselves the bother in the first place,” the publication quoted Harris as saying.
The intriguing turn of events has raised eyebrows and sparked discussions about the fickleness of public interest in literary works, even when authored by high-profile figures like Prince Harry. As the excitement that once surrounded Spare seems to have subsided, the memoir’s journey from record-breaking sales to being discarded and abandoned in holiday hotspots leaves many wondering about the unpredictable nature of book trends and the ever-changing tastes of readers.