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- English journalist and television host
Morgan’s book Wake Up: Why the World Has Gone Nuts is quoted in the piece as being one of the “weaker” showings when sales are compared to social media followings. The book has sold just 5,650 copies according to BookScan, despite Morgan having a Twitter following of eight million and an Instagram following of almost two million.
Fans on social media were quick to mock Morgan over the figure. One Twitter user wrote: “I sold more books than Piers Morgan... lmao” while another added: “Piers Morgan’s book is a flop.” You can see some of the reaction here:
I've sold more books than Piers Morgan lmao whew. What a time. https://t.co/5KMTwHLUy6
— Steph (@StephanieYeboah) December 7, 2021
— Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell (@HottyCouture) December 7, 2021
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂Piers Morgan sold just over 5000 of his stupid book??? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂In a whole year?????😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂I cannot😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Who’s Behind The Sussex Hate Campaign? (@brenbrenchie) December 7, 2021
Piers Morgan's book is a flop
— Leroy Archie (@LeroyArchie2) December 7, 2021
Morgan himself later responded to the report and claimed that the publication’s figures were wrong.
He said: “This New York Times article says my book Wake Up has only sold 5,650 copies. Ironically, their fact-checkers need to Wake Up...it’s sold nearly 300,000 in all formats and has been a runaway [number one] best-seller.”
However, this tweet prompted even more ridicule for fans. One Twitter user jokingly asked: “You wrote a book?” while another added: “I bought one. Worst £9 I ever spent.” A third wrote: “Buying it yourself doesn’t count.”
You can see some more of the reaction here:
This New York Times article says my book Wake Up has only sold 5,650 copies.
Ironically, their fact-checkers need to Wake Up...it's sold nearly 300,000 in all formats & has been a runaway No1 best-seller. https://t.co/AoWjv5kncl
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 7, 2021
I bought one 😏. Worse £9 i ever spent…
— Gus (@gustavdetroch) December 7, 2021
Since the publication of his book in October 2020, Morgan was sacked from his role as a presenter on ITV’s Good Morning Britain after his tirade against Meghan Markle that saw him storm off set live on air.
Six months later, he signed a major deal with Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp that will reportedly include a new “global TV show,” multiple newspaper columns and another book.