Fifty Shades rewrite Grey breaks record in initial week

June 23, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey

EL James

EL James was in New York to launch new novel Grey final week

EL James’ new Fifty Shades of Grey spin-off novel has damaged a initial week UK sales record for adult books.

Grey sole 647,401 copies in a initial 3 days, violence record hilt Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, that sole 551,000 copies in 5 days in 2009.

The book tells a same Fifty Shades story though from a viewpoint of masculine protagonist Christian Grey.

Despite being savaged by critics, it has turn a strike in a US, offered some-more than 1.1 million in 4 days.

The total take in paperback, audio and ebook editions.

“We’ve had pretentious support from opposite a trade,” pronounced Susan Sandon from publishers Cornerstone.

“The fad and unrestrained that Grey’s announcement has generated is totally overwhelming and we am gay with these early results.”

James’s Fifty Shades trilogy has been a edition story of a decade, carrying now sole some-more than 125 million copies and spawning a record-breaking film starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

The Fifty Shades of Grey film pennyless box bureau annals when it was expelled in February

The author announced new novel Grey on 1 June, crediting a existence to determined fans who had begged her for some-more from Mr Grey and adore seductiveness Anastasia Steele.

It immediately surfaced book charts from pre-sale orders before being expelled final week.

Many reviews criticised a novel, including The Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon who found a story “as voluptuous as a wretchedness memoir” in her one-star review.

Author Jenny Colgan essay in The Guardian pronounced – notwithstanding it being “rather fun” – it was “almost unfit to review Grey and not assume a anecdotist is going to finish adult in jail”.

James’ publishers also announced currently a author will be holding partial in a live Twitter QA in London on 29 June.

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