“The Casual Vacancy” Sells 499,000 Copies


Oct 03, 2012

Posted by Catherine

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.

7 Responses to “The Casual Vacancy” Sells 499,000 Copies

Avatar ImageBeazle says: I predict it will be this years "Brief History of Time" in that many will buy - but very, very few will finish it.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Jo is really doing well.Avatar ImageMad But Happy says: Go Jo :D It was a great readAvatar ImageG.Weasley says: I've got my copy, can't wait to get started!Avatar Imagekamion999 says: Seems to be still lower then the expected sales, think this is about the nummer of JKR/HP fans who bought out of curiosity. I know I was one and had the book not been so sharply priced I would have declined buying.Avatar ImageViccy6 says: I have´t bought it yet, but I have to do it soon!Avatar ImageViccy6 says: I have´t bought it yet, but I have to do it soon!

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