Fergie beats Delia Smith to record fastest-selling non-fiction book in history

ANI| Updated: Oct 30, 2013, 12:48 PM IST

London: Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson`s autobiography has become the fastest-selling non-fiction book since records began in 1998, shifting 115, 547 copies in one week, according to reports.

According to The Independent, Ferguson`s book, titled My Autobiography, breezed to the top of the book charts.

It beat Morrissey`s verbose Autobiography, which sold 26,248 copies this week, down from almost 35,000 last week, the report said.

Ferguson took the record for fastest-selling non-fiction title from Delia Smith, whose How To Cook: Book Two sold 112,000 in one week in December 1999, the report added.

Sir Alex also beat David Beckham, who comes in for a bit of a battering in the memoir, by almost 30,000 copies, the report further said.

1.4 million pounds of the total 30.7 million pounds spent on printed books last week went on Sir Alex`s revealing account of his life, according to the report.