Monthly E-Ranking: Darker before Midnight

Monthly E-Ranking: Darker before Midnight

E L James’ Darker rocketed to second place in November’s Monthly E-Book Ranking with just two days’ worth of sales behind it, and despite shifting 10,000 digital units fewer in December, it leapfrogged Lee Child’s The Midnight Line to give James her first e-book number one since summer 2015. Although sales were a little more muted compared to two and half years ago—Darker’s predecessor, Grey, which re-entered the chart in 33rd place, sold a whopping 359,756 e-books in its first month on sale—December is a tricky month for the digital market. Given e-books’ ungiftable format and the fact tha...

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