Fifty Shades of Grey supplement breaks sales records

June 23, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey

Jenny Colgan pronounced it was “a bit like peering into a inside of your dog’s head”; Bryony Gordon found it “about as voluptuous as a wretchedness discourse and as arousing as a diary of a sex offender”. But no matter: a fans of EL James have selected to confirm for themselves – and have bought some-more than 1m copies of Grey, a latest in her Fifty Shades series, in a US alone.

Released final Thursday, Grey tells a story of a SM-focused attribute between businessman Christian Grey and bashful tyro Anastasia Steele from a viewpoint of Christian – something a British author James writes in her loyalty that fans had “asked … and asked … and asked … and asked” for.

Early sales indications from America uncover she was right: according to Vintage, that expelled a book in a US on 18 June, it has sole 1.1m copies to date opposite all editions – paperback, ebook and audiobook. Vintage publisher Anne Messitte told US trade repository Publishers Weekly that a figure “speaks to a rendezvous and passion readers have for a Fifty Shades books”, adding: “Christian’s side of a story is proof to be irresistible.”

The UK will recover a sales after on Tuesday, though a orator for publisher Arrow pronounced they would be “record-breaking” for an adult book. The record for a first-week sale for an adult pretension is now hold by Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, that was published in Oct 2009 and sole 551,000 copies in a initial week.

James’s prior novels, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed – that tell a story of Christian and Ana’s attribute from her viewpoint – have sole some-more than 125m copies around a universe to date.

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