Of Course ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is The Best-Selling Kindle Book Of All Time
11:15 am, June 26th | by Laura Donovan
Given that women are no longer interested in sex, it’s astounding to hear that E.L. James’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” is the best-selling Kindle book of all time. I suppose we just prefer to imagine the act than actually do it ourselves. Living through fictional characters is just so much better.
It was revealed Tuesday that the first installment of the trilogy is the best-selling book ever on Amazon.co.uk, a major accomplishment since the novel was published in March. James has become the best-selling author of the year on the site as a whole, according to the Daily Mail. The Kindle version of “Fifty Shades of Grey” is also outselling the print edition at a rate higher than two to one. A Kindle rep said of James’s unique path to success, which started with self-publishing:
“Following a stint of self-publishing, first online and then via KDP, EL James found a fan base and her success has rocketed from there. Her books have become a worldwide phenomenon demonstrating what a powerful launch pad KDP can be.”
How’s that for a success story?