"This is an astonishing number of books to sell over a weekend and speaks to the engagement and passion readers have for the Fifty Shades books," Messitte said. "Christian's side of the story is proving to be irresistible."
|E.L. James signing at the Bookworm Box. |
KETR noted: "Women--and men--alike from all across the globe who follow not only James but her friend and fellow author Colleen Hoover, owner of the bookstore, attended. Some fans were from as far as Korea, Canada, Seattle, Philadelphia, Arkansas to areas of Texas from Houston, Georgetown, Dallas, Waco, Tyler, Denton along with locals and many more."
The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has sold more than 125 million copies worldwide. The film of the first book was released in February and has earned more than $569 million at the box office. The next two films, based on the second and third books, respectively, will be released in February 2016 and February 2017.
While over in the UK The Guardian reports: