An amazing new record in sales of the Fifty Shades trilogy has been reached this week. Over 100 million copies of the series have now been sold.
By reaching this number, the popular erotic book series by author E.L. James has joined a very elite group. Other series that have reached the 100 million mark are James Bond, The Twilight Saga and the Harry Potter books.
The historical landmark was announced by Vintage Books, publisher of the three Fifty Shades books: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.
It comes as no suprise that the Fifty Shades trilogy has been sold this many times. Every since the first book was released in March 2012, the trilogy has been breaking sales records all over the world. In the first month and a half after its initial release, an incredible 10 million copies of Fifty Shades of Grey were sold worldwide. By the end of 2012, the numbers for the complete trilogy combined had already reached a staggering 70 million.
As of last Sunday, the Fifty Shades books have been on the New York Times best-seller list for a consecutive 100 weeks.
Of the 100 million sales that have been made now, over 45 million came from the United States. Due to the trilogy’s immense popularity, the books have been translated to 51 languages already.
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