As of this week, E.L. James's Fifty Shades trilogy has sold 100 million copies worldwide, and has spent 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. To date, Vintage has sold more than 45 million copies of the three books in the U.S. in both print and digital formats. It is the fastest selling book series in the history of Random House, and continues to sell—2013 sales topped 5 million in the U.S.
Global sales are just as staggering. Arrow Books has sold more than 27 million copies in the U.K. (and Commonwealth countries), and one million copies or more in Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, and The Netherlands. The trilogy has been translated into 51 different languages, including Russian, Hebrew, Thai, Serbian, Mongolian, Icelandic, Latvian, Korean, Lithuanian, and Slovak.
Vintage Books first published the series in e-book on March 12, 2012; and in trade paperback April 3, 2012 (Fifty Shades of Grey) and April 17, 2012 (Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed).