“The Casual Vacancy” Sells 499,000 Copies
Oct 03, 2012
Numerical sale statistics are starting to emerge for The Casual Vacancy. It has been reported that J.K. Rowling’s new adult novel has sold 374,000 copies in the USA, and 124,000 copies in the UK, since its release last Thursday. Hypable reports:
Sales numbers for The Casual Vacancy’s first week are now out, and Little Brown says that J.K. Rowling’s first post-Potter novel “exceeded expectations.”
The publisher believes that it is on track to become the bestselling hardback book of the year. Despite high anticipation and one million pre-orders, the book did not surpass first week sales of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol which holds the record at 550,000 copies.