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Sir Alex book smashes sales records

ESPN staff
January 20, 2014
Sir Alex Ferguson launched his second autobiography in October © Getty Images

Sir Alex Ferguson has made £1 million from sales of his latest autobiography after it broke a number of records, according to the Daily Mirror.

'Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography', the second instalment of his life story, went on sale in October following his retirement as Manchester United manager at the end of last season, shifting more than 115,000 copies in its first week to become the fastest-selling non-fiction title.

Ferguson's book was also the top-selling print book of 2013, selling 803,084 copies.

Gross sales of the £25 book are estimated to be worth more than £10 million, meaning Ferguson has made at least £1 million from the standard 10 percent author's cut.

Ferguson released his first book, 'Managing My Life: My Autobiography', in 2000.

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