James ties down second consecutive number one, half-year market gains

James ties down second consecutive number one, half-year market gains

E L James’ Grey had its second straight 300,000-plus weekly print sale—pushing the book's combined UK e-book and physical sales over the 1 million unit mark—while the overall British print books market has experienced its first half-year rise in seven years.   

James’ Grey (Arrow) shifted an astonishing 302,343 copies through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market and in just two weeks of sale has become the biggest-selling book of the last year. Grey’s 688,323-copy total eclipses the almost 650,000 units the previous bestselling book of the last 52 weeks, David Walliams’ Awful Auntie (H...

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