Transworld has revealed that the "extraordinary" first week sales of Origin by Dan Brown include more than 14,000 audio downloads.
The publisher said the figure, racked up since the book's release last Tuesday (3rd October), meant that Origin had had "probably the biggest first week sales ever in this format". The book has also been number one on the e-book charts.
Having sold over 100,000 copies in hardback throught the UK TCM, Origin is the fastest selling Original Fiction number one since Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman (Heinemann) in July 2015. The publisher also said Origin is forecasting to be the biggest selling UK Original Fiction title of the year. To do that, it first has to outsell Transworld stablemate Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water, which has sold 143,272 copies since May.
US author Brown is currently in the UK giving a host of "big hitting" national interviews and publicity including BBC Breakfast TV (pictured below), BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Drivetime, BBC Radio 4's "Front Row", HardTalk TV with Stephen Sackur and BBC Radio 5 with Phil Williams.
On Monday (9th October) Brown appeared at a one-off UK exclusive event in partnership with WH Smith and Harrogate Festivals which saw 600 copies sold at the even which took place at the Royal Hall in Harrogate (pictured below).
"This, accompanied by the biggest and furthest reaching Transworld marketing campaign of the year, alongside enormous and out-of-category displays across the retailer landscape means Transworld are anticipating a really strong second week of sales and chart-busting figures throughout the rest of the year", said the publisher.