A week after after Harper Lee released her controversial new novel, Go Set A Watchman, the book has sold 1.1 million copies. Critics were lukewarm to the book and many fans of To Kill A Mockingbird were horrified by an aging and racist Atticus Finch. But none of that seemed to affect sales.
Publisher Harper Collins announced today that the book has topped the million dollar mark in USA and Canadian sales in just a little under a week, all of which is considered to be surprising because Ms. Lee had been adamant for decades that her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird would be her only book. But in February Harper Collins announced that “Watchman” would soon be released, setting the publishing world aflutter. Now it seems that cash registers and accountants are the ones all aflutter. Can you say Cha-Ching?