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Reflected in sales: New erotic novel beats Fifty Shades of Grey in 1st week

Published time: November 03, 2012 10:54
Edited time: November 03, 2012 15:55
New erotic book beats best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey (Image from

New erotic book beats best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey (Image from

Bold descriptions of sizzling-hot sex scenes seem to be of great attraction for modern day readers. The new erotic novel Reflected in You has beaten the best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey during the first week of sales.

The novel, by Japanese-American author Sylvia Day, was published by Penguin publishing house has already sold over incredible 80,000 solid copies in the UK, and some 100,000 copies during its first week on sale in the USA.

The e-book edition of the novel has already sold more than 450,000 digital copies in the USA, Berkley Book, imprint of Penguin Group (USA) said.

According to The Independent newspaper, with 75,000 digital pre-orders in the UK Reflected in You has been named Penguin UK’s “most successful ever e-book in terms of weekly sales.”

The book is now the third best-selling novel in the UK. According to Nielsen BookScan UK only Joanne Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy and Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol have sold more copies in their first week.

Reflected in You is the sequel to Day’s international bestseller Bared to You. It is the latest book in her erotic Crossfire trilogy, which also includes Bared to You and Entwined with You. The novels follow the romantic story of billionaire businessman Gideon Cross and his graduate lover Eva Tramell.

The tendency set over the first weeks of sales challenges the results shown by another erotically charged book, EL James’ famed Fifty Shades trilogy, which has sold over 40 million copies worldwide.