Fifty Shades sales exceeds 100m copies

Posted: March 4, 2014

Two years after Fifty Shades of Grey was released sales have topped more than 100 million copies worldwide. Fifty Shades of Grey has now spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times’ paperback best-sellers list and has been translated into more than 51 languages.

45 million copies of the trilogy have been sold in the US alone. 27 million copies have been sold in the UK and more than one million copies have been sold in each of Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, and The Netherlands.

Anne Messitte, publisher of Vintage/Anchor Books in the US said: “We see new readers coming to the books every day and the sales, two years after our initial publication, remain strong and steady.”

The sales figures are good news for Lovehoney which has the exclusive worldwide license to manufacture and distribute official Fifty Shades of Grey sex toys, bondage, lubricant and massage products.

“It’s fantastic for the industry that Fifty Shades of Grey is still introducing new readers to the erotic world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele,” said Lovehoney co-founder Richard Longhurst. “Everyone who reads Fifty Shades of Grey wants to get the same experience as the characters in the book and buying products from the Official Fifty Shades of Grey product range is the best way to do it.”

The Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaption is set to be released in February 2015. It is being directed by Sam Taylor-Wood and stars former Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.

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