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Fifty Shades novels rack up huge UK sales

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
3:46 PM

‘Mummy porn’ publishing sensation EL James has sold nearly one million paperback copies of her Fifty Shades trilogy in just one week.

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The three titles racked up sold 978,197 sales at the tills – with demand staying strong.

Fifty Shades Of Grey, the first in the series, enjoyed its highest sales yet, at 482,785.

Meanwhile, follow-up title; Fifty Shades Darker, and the latest volume Fifty Shades Freed, shifted 264,984 and 229,171 copies respectively.

Sales over a longer 12 week period add up to 40p in every pound in every £1 spent on novels across the country, said industry magazine The Bookseller.

Fifty Shades of Grey was also the first book to sell more than one million copies for Kindle.

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