THE NYT Gets the Number

In today’s NYT story, Libraries Debate Stocking ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trilogy, publishing reporter Julie Bosman was stonewalled on her attempt to get sales figures for the series; “Paul Bogaards, a spokesman for Vintage Books, declined to provide a current sales figure for the trilogy, but said millions had sold so far.”

But Bosman eventually got her answer. The NYT “Arts Beat” blog just posted an update, quoting Knopf Doubleday President Anthony Chirico that “more than 10 million copies of the books have been sold in the United States in six weeks…putting the books among some of the best-selling series in modern publishing.”

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