Monthly E-Ranking: The Handmaid's Tale takes top spot

Monthly E-Ranking: The Handmaid's Tale takes top spot

The Handmaid’s Tale conquered the Monthly E-Book Ranking in July, becoming the first e-book since Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train to top the chart in consecutive months. The 1985-published dystopian title’s television adaptation - which was shown in the UK on Sunday nights throughout June and July - helped the e-book claim seven Weekly E-Book Ranking number ones across the summer.

Its digital volume in July was almost exactly 5,000 units down on June, but its total print volume increased by a whisker over 5,600 copies month on month. The print edition of the TV tie-in - featuring star...

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