Brown bags it: Origin scores author's 77th week at number one

Brown bags it: Origin scores author's 77th week at number one

Dan Brown’s Origin (Corgi) has shot straight into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 38,735 copies for £151,251. This is the author’s 77th week in the overall top spot—he’s now just two weeks shy of J K Rowling (and Robert Galbraith)’s record of 79.

Brown is in the unusual position of his books selling significantly more in hardback than they do in paperback—Origin’s hardback sold 100,095 copies in its first week on sale back in autumn 2017—though the paperback’s launch week sales have remained remarkably consistent compared with his last paperback release, Inferno, in 2013. O...

This is subscriber-only content

Not a subscriber? Get unrestricted access to all the news, charts, previews, data & analysis by subscribing from as little as £3 per week.


Why Subscribe?

Every issue of The Bookseller magazine

Unlimited access to thebookseller.com (single user)

The Bookseller e-edition app for tablet and mobile

Subscriber-only newsletters

Twice yearly Buyer's Guides worth £50

Discounts on The Bookseller Awards and Conferences

Click here to subscribe now