Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 9:42
New 'Fifty Shades of Grey' book to hit bookstores on Thursday
E.L. James, the British author of the hugely successful "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotic novels, is celebrating the fictional birthday of her famous male character today with the release of her new book, "Grey," which looks set to be an instant bestseller.
Publisher Vintage Books said demand for the novel, told from the viewpoint of business tycoon Christian Grey, has been consistent with the other books in the trilogy, which have sold more than 125 million copies worldwide.
Vintage, a division of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, plans to have 1 million copies ready for sale in bookstores today.