Fifty Shades of Grey
In the UK to date, E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has sold in excess of 4 million copies in physical and ebooks combined - including sales in overseas territories such as Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa. In America the trilogy has sold 15 million copies in the US and Canada in 3 months.
Fifty Shades of Grey is officially the fastest selling book of 2012 in the UK, in both physical and ebook formats. Figures released on Tuesday 19th June show the UK physical sales of Fifty Shades of Grey now stand at 765,000 copies and the book has held the Number 1 position in the charts for a 10th week. The trilogy has held number 1, 2 and 3 position across the market for 7 weeks. E L James now becomes the first writer to see three of her books sell more than 100,000 printed books in a single week.
Arrow have reprinted 16 times in the UK, 12 for Australia and New Zealand; a boxed set of the trilogy has just been published and hardback editions will be published in September in time for Christmas.
Arrow have also announced that E L James will make her first UK public appearance at an event in London on 3rd July (details tbc).