7/2/2012 8:13 PM
If you guessed that E.L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy once again topped the New York Time’s best seller list, you’re absolutely right. The books ranked in order of their release with Fifty Shades of Grey coming in at number one and Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed placing second and third. This is the 17th week the erotic thrillers have appeared on the combined print and e-book fiction best seller list. No wonder it’s rumored that the books are earning James a million dollars a week!
“It’s safe to assume that E.L. James has long ago sold enough copies to repay her seven figure book advance, which means at this point she is earning the standard 7% royalty on every $14 paperback and 25% royalty on every $10 ebook,” reads a report on CelebrityNetWorth.com. “In the last month, James has sold 4 million paperbacks and 1 million ebooks which equates to $2.94 million in paperback royalties and $2.497 million in ebook royalties. In other words, $5.4 million in four weeks or $1.35 million per week!”
Meanwhile, Janet Evanovich’s Wicked Business ranked fourth on the NYT best seller list. The novel follows a pastry chef’s quest to find an ancient relic once sought by a Harvard professor. Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, a novel about a woman who disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary, rounds out the list of top five best selling novels.
Next up is Bared to You, a novel by Sylvia Day. The story of a troubled couple in an obsessive relationship managed to outrank the Fifty Shades Trilogy bundle which came in seventh.
Eighth place goes to Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. Seth’s work inspired a movie by the same name. Jennifer Probst’s The Marriage Bargain ranked ninth, while George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones rounds the New York Times best seller list. HBO adapted Martin’s series for television.
How long do you think it will be before the Fifty Shades books fall out of the top three?
Posted by Christy
7/2/2012 8:13 PM |