'Fifty Shades' Book Trilogy Hits 10 Million in Sales
Publisher Vintage says "astonishing" sales account for as much as 25 percent of adult fiction sales.
Vintage Books, an imprint of publisher Knopf Doubleday, said Tuesday that the erotic trilogy Fifty Shades has hit 10 million in sales, just six weeks after arriving in stores.
Knopf has had to go back to press for 60 printings to meet demand. Meanwhile, Universal and Focus Features won a multimillion-dollar bidding war for movie rights.
Amazon announced this month that Fifty Shades of Grey, the first book in the trilogy by E.L. James, had supplanted The Hunger Games as its best-selling book of 2012. The three books in the series also top The New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly best-seller lists.
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