The “Fifty Shades” Phenomenon Continues
E.L. James has become the first author to sell 100,000 copies of three books in a week. James is destroying all records that stand in her way, selling 205,130 copies of Fifty Shades of Grey (the first book in the Fifty Shades trilogy) in only seven days.
The next record in Fifty Shades’ path is the paperback sales for a debut novel, a record that is currently held by The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. The record stands at 765,000, but it took Brown’s novel six whole months to achieve that record!
“Sales of the Fifty Shades series have been nothing short of phenomenal and records are tumbling,” said Philip Stone of The Bookseller, who predicts the first novel will have sold one million copies by the end of this month. “Of course this is just sales of the physical, print edition. It is no doubt breaking ebook download records too, meaning Fifty Shades of Grey is perhaps the fastest-selling adult novel of all time,” he adds.