Tuesday, July 28, 2015

50 shades of Grey. The fourth tome out on Tuesday – Ouest-France

The French version of the fourth book of erotic hit series “Fifty Shades of Grey” of British EL James, out Tuesday and already recorded 13,000 pre-orders in France, announced Monday editions JC Lattes. An original copy of this tome was stolen in June

500 000 copies

The book, which is titled “Grey:. Fifty Shades of Grey by Christian “, comes at the same time in France, Belgium, Switzerland, the country where it is drawn to a total of 500,000 copies, and Canada (75,000 copies).

Pre-orders in France, on Amazon and Fnac sites reach 13,000 copies, told AFP the sales manager editions JC Lattes, Philippe Dorey.

The book tells the sadomasochistic relationship Anastasia Steele and businessman Christian Grey in terms of Christian.

An accelerated output for summer

Already published in the United States and Great Britain June 18, he was number one in sales for several weeks in these countries before being dethroned by “Go Set a Watchman” Harper Lee, published July 14.

In the United States, “Grey” had sold over 950,000 copies to 19 July. It was also released in Italy July 3 and Spain on July 16.

The output of the French version, originally scheduled for September 10, was finally brought forward to late July, «to not to deprive a summer book readers “, explained Philippe Dorey, stressing that ” There is a lot of waiting “.

The titanic work of translators

A team including including three translators was mobilized to prepare the book in time. “It was a small logistical feat” , according to commercial director.

The first volume, “Fifty Shades of Grey” , was released in French version in October 2012. The two volumes ( “Fifty darker shades” ) and three ( “Fifty Shades Freed” ) had been published in France in January and February 2013.

The original trilogy has sold over 125 million copies worldwide. In France, it has passed in total to more than 7.2 million copies across all editions.

The film adaptation of the first volume, released in France in February, reported 570 million worldwide. The suite is expected on the big screen February 10, 2017.


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