Dan Brown’s Inferno is still the bestselling book in the country, but after its strong first week, print sales have slowed substantially. It was the same story in 2009, when The Lost Symbol was published, though its first-week print unit sales of 1.1 million dwarfs Inferno’s 367,545. It’s safe to assume a big chunk of the difference can be attributed to e-books; after all, a Kindle cost $299 and the iPad didn’t exist when Symbol hit the shelves.
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