Nationwide book store Exclusive Books has falsified a claim made by Somizi that his book Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit was the highest-selling autobiography ever sold by the company.
“So we have just been told that my book is the highest-selling autobiography in the country ever at Exclusive Books. I wanna break the African record which was set by Harry Potter. Am I being too ambitious? No. I don’t think so, because I have God and you,” Somizi said on Instagram.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE Exclusive Books general manager Ben Willliams said that although Somizi’s book was a massive hit with audiences, it was “below the numbers needed to break the record” for highest-selling biography ever.
“We never discuss sales with the media or even the authors so we did not notify him that his book was the highest-selling autobiography. His book did extremely well but the highest-selling autobiography was Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom and it (Somizi’s book) was below the numbers needed to break that record,” Ben added.
However, Ben said that Somizi’s book was a “best-seller” and continues to rake in the sales, even two and a half months after its release.
“It was the best-selling book across all genres for at least two weeks after its release and even now it is still in the top three most popular titles sold by the company,” Ben said.