Fifty Shades rewrite Grey breaks record in first week
23 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
EL James was in New York to launch new novel Grey last week
EL James’ new Fifty Shades of Grey spin-off novel has broken the first week UK sales record for adult books.
Grey sold 647,401 copies in its first three days, beating record holder Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, which sold 551,000 copies in five days in 2009.
The book tells the same Fifty Shades story but from the perspective of male protagonist Christian Grey.
Despite being savaged by critics, it has become a hit in the US, selling more than 1.1 million in four days.
The figures take in paperback, audio and ebook editions.
“We’ve had magnificent support from across the trade,” said Susan Sandon from publishers Cornerstone.
“The excitement and enthusiasm that Grey’s publication has generated is totally irresistible and I am delighted with these early results.”
James’s Fifty Shades trilogy has been the publishing story of the decade, having now sold more than 125 million copies and spawning a record-breaking film starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment