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Today publisher Little Brown revealed the latest sales figures for J.K. Rowling’s new book The Casual Vacancy. While strong, the book is falling down the best-seller lists.

The Casual Vacancy has now sold 600,000 copies – in hardback and eBook formats – in the United States. The English language version of the book has surpassed 1 million copies sold worldwide.

The Wall Street Journal, who reported the numbers this morning, notes that the book has fallen in three areas on its best-seller lists. “The novel, which has received some tough reviews, was No. 2 on The Wall Street Journal hardcover fiction best-seller list for the week ended Oct. 7. It had been No. 1 in the prior week. [It] was also No. 5 on the fiction e-book best-seller list, down from No. 1 the prior week. And it was No. 3 on the combined fiction list, also down from No. 1 the prior week.”

Earlier this week Rowling was in New York City where she appeared on CBS This Morning, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and hosted a live Q&A and signing for fans at the David H. Koch theater at Lincoln Center.

Visit our Casual Vacancy Hub to learn more about the book which has been on sale since September 27.

  • Jeff Dodge

    Can someone explain to me something: Didn’t we hear a while ago that there were a million pre-orders? So how come only now are a million copies being sold, when we should be at way more than a million? Do pre-orders not count in the overall total of how many books are sold? Or were those pre-order numbers the worldwide number?

    I hope someone can explain this to me, because I’m really confused now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

      I came here about to ask the exact same thing!

    • https://www.youtube.com/TheBabarSuhail Babar Suhail

      I was gonna say the same thing.

    • ANSWER PLEASE :D

      @Sims ^^

  • http://forgiveyourmind.tumblr.com/ Tariq

    Probably because when you hear the book’s plot it sounds somewhat interesting but now that everyone’s started it its clear that it’s ridiculously boring and tough to get through.

    I mean, I love Jo to death. But this book…no, thank you.

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