More Than 100 MILLION FSOG Books Sold
Wow. In the two years since the FSOG books have been published there have been 100 Million books sold. Random House who publishes Fifty Shades of Grey just released this information. I like that it is right up there with the Twilight Saga books. Here is an article in this weeks New York Times.
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” erotica series by E L James has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, its American publisher, Vintage Books, said on Wednesday, a milestone for a trilogy that began as fan fiction and emerged as one of the biggest-selling series in publishing history.
Other series with more than 100 million copies sold include the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” series and the Nancy Drew books.
Vintage Books acquired the series in March 2012 and published all three books within weeks. The trilogy has also spent 100 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list as of last Sunday.
Booksellers say that they have noticed little attention paid to other books in the erotica genre, suggesting that readers of the “Fifty Shades” series have returned to their usual reading habits.
A film adaptation of “Fifty Shades,” starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, is expected to be released in February 2015.
How many times have you turned the pages…