Will 'Fifty Shades of Grey' be the bestselling book of all time?
Fifty Shades of Grey has now outsold Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in the U.K., which means ... what, exactly? Certainly, at 5.3 million copies sold, it means Brit E.L. James (pictured) may be this decade's J.K. Rowling, but it also says plenty about the steep hill the erotic novel has to climb.
Worldwide, sales of James' Fifty Shades trilogy are said to eclipse 40 million copies, though where does that put the book on the list of all-time English bestsellers? With help from Martin Levin, the books editor at The Globe and Mail, here are the ten bestselling English language books of all-time, and what makes them great.
*All figures in USD.
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