Fifty Shades Of Grey has become the number one best-selling Kindle book of all time at Amazon.co.uk, it was revealed today.
Despite the trilogy only being published in March this year, the racy international best-sellers - dubbed 'mummy porn' - have sold over one million copies in the online store's Kindle department, while author EL James has become the bestselling author of the year on the site as a whole.
'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.'
In addition to the sales success seen on Kindle, Fifty Shades Of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed are the first, second and third best-selling print books at Amazon.co.uk and their combined sales have also made her the best-selling print author of the year so far.
Sales of the book, the first in a trilogy, have overtaken the Harry Potter books and the Da Vinci Code, to the delight of not only James, but established romance writer Jilly Cooper.
Cooper yesterday credited James with reviving interest in the flagging 'bonkbuster' genre, saying: Porn was terribly out of fashion before that book came out. While I have heard that it is quite poorly written, I am delighted that it’s giving a new lease of life to the genre.'
Fifty Shades writer James, whose real name is Erika Mitchell has said she thinks her books are successful because they offer women a 'holiday from their husbands'.
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