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October 2, 2012

Casual Vacancy ‘fastest-selling book’ in UK in three years

Filed under: Books — Tags: , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 5:40 am

 | Charlotte Williams and Lisa Campbell

J K Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy has become “the fastest-selling book in the UK in three years”, according to its publisher, Little, Brown, with Waterstones reporting it had been the biggest selling title for the chain yesterday (27th September).

Little, Brown declined to reveal first-day sales figures, but said it had shipped more than one million copies of the print edition to bookshops in the UK and to export territories, including Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa. The publisher said this figure includes pre-order fulfillment. This is shy of the unconfirmed 2.5m million pre-order figure reported on Sky News and in the Daily Mirror on the day of publication, although the Little, Brown number does not contain e-book sales.

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