E L James' Darker casts a shadow over the chart

E L James' Darker casts a shadow over the chart

E L James’ Darker (Arrow) has shackled the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 85,532 copies for £346,838, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.

Despite landing the top spot, James' latest has sold almost exactly 300,000 copies fewer than its predecessor Grey, which shifted 385,972 copies in its first week on sale in June 2015. Since that summer of 2012, when the Fifty Shades of Grey series sold over 10 million copies and spent a combined 22 weeks in the number one spot, the public’s passion for the series seems to be waning. Grey’s enormous 1.1 million-copy total ...

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