Hawkins’ runaway 'Train' breaks paperback record

Hawkins’ runaway 'Train' breaks paperback record

The new paperback of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (Black Swan) has hurtled into the Official UK Top 50 number one spot, selling 59,093 copies for £224,947 in its first three days on sale.

If considered a début—although Hawkins has been published before, The Girl on the Train is her first title written under her own name—Hawkins’ second overall UK number one earned the highest first week sale for a début adult paperback fiction title since Nielsen BookScan records began, racking up the biggest weekly sales for any fiction title in 2016 to date, and the largest one-week volume total ...

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