50 Shades of Profit

Image courtesy of Renee A. Schuls-Jacobson WANA Commons

Whatever your opinions about EL James’ smash hit trilogy might be, she sure has been good for book sales!

The AAP released a report on it’s June trade sales and 50 Shades has made a significant impact on eBook and trade paperback sales. Random House sold 9.6 million EL James books in the three months since the trilogy went on sale.


Overall, returns on paperbacks were down, and sales were up 14%, to $538.9 million, year-on-year.


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