’50 Shades of Grey’ Is Selling 6x More Kindle Books Than Print

What began as fan fiction for Twilight, has turned into a bestselling series of novels for Vintage Books. E.L. James‘ romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey has sold more print and eBook copies combined on Amazon.com, than the top selling romance book sold in all of 2011, according to new data from Amazon.com.

According to the data, which was shared with eBookNewser by an Amazon spokesperson, the book is currently selling 6x more Kindle books than print books. It is also the top selling romance book of the year so far in both print and Kindle format.

James recently sold the film rights to the series to Universal Pictures. Focus Features will partner with the studio to market and distribute the the film.

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