The book tells the sadomasochistic relationship between Anastasia Steele and businessman Christian Grey in terms of Christian. Already appeared in the United States and Great Britain on 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 the 14th of July. In the United States, Grey had sold over 950,000 copies to 19 July. It was also released in Italy on July 3 and July 16 in Spain.
The output of the French version, originally scheduled for September 10, was finally brought forward to late July, “not to deprive them of a summer book readers” said Philippe Dorey, stressing that “there is a lot of waiting.” A team including including three translators was mobilized to prepare the book in time. “This was a small logistical feat,” the sales manager.
The first book, Fifty Shades of Grey , was released in its 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 on February 10, 2017.