A robust response to “the end”

Eoin Purcell

One day sales of: 45,000 in the UK, 1964 in Ireland
I’m still a little in shock! That is one day sales! Chris Paolini’s Brisingr the third in his Inheritence Cycle was released on 20 September 2008 and sold 1964 units that day in two editions.

What’s more the competition was not bad in Ireland. The number one this week was Thanks for the Memories by Ceclia Ahern, released on 15 September 2008 which sold 2411, so you can see how impressive the Paolini result is. John Boyne’s publicity machine and the film version drove sales of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas to over 2000 units.

All told it is an impressive result.
Eoin

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2 comments

  1. Yes, this was a boost for everyone, kudos to the publishers for putting a good promotional package behind it with the bookshops – special bags, good posters and POS a few signed bookplates, etc – more of this please! We need more ‘event’ book launches a la Stephenie Meyer and dear departed Harry P. Interesting to see what will happen with the Beedle the Bard title come Christmas now that it’s not a Bloomsbury title – and that amazon have the market cornered with their limited editions…

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