Despite some initial push back from book snobs, Morrissey's autobiography is doing really well and has climbed to the top of Amazon's UK charts. G.P. Putnam's Sons, a U.S. publisher that's rumored to have signed a deal for the book, is hoping it can do the same on U.S. shores. "G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House, acquired the memoir, two people involved in the negotiations said on Monday," The New York Times reports.
That's good news for G.P. Putnam's Sons, since Moz's autobiography is selling, and people can't stop talking about it. Penguin was actually the target of some criticism for publishing the book and granting Morrissey famed Penguin Classic status. Book snobs were not happy that Morrissey was going to be in the same category as Montaigne.
But money speaks louder than book snobs, and publishers know this better than anyone. Since coming out on October 17, the book has become one of the fastest-selling memoirs in UK history, and is currently in the top three on Amazon UK's book charts.