How a Record-Breaking Order Was Exhausted In One Day

by |June 18, 2015

Let me tell you about a little book called Grey.

You see, Grey is E.L. James’ long awaited follow up to her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, which has sold over 100 million copies to date. A few weeks ago, James dropped a bombshell on the book industry with news that Grey would be published on Christian Grey’s birthday, June 18th.

We ordered a truckload of copies, a record-breaking amount for Booktopia, to cover the frenzy that we anticipated would ensue.

So why does our website say we are currently waiting on more stock?



Despite ordering enough Grey to fill a billionaire’s secret pleasure chamber, we have run out of copies by the morning of the first day of release, and we’re not alone. Australian publisher Random House has also run out of stock, with printing machines running hot as we speak trying to keep up with demand.

For now, place your order with Booktopia, and you’ll be at the top of the list when new copies are released in the next few days.

As for the elephant in the room, is the book good? You’ll know soon enough, as we have our Booktopia’s biggest Fifty Shades of Grey fan reading it right now. We’ll have a review up for you tomorrow!

Order your copy for E.L. James’ Grey here


by E.L. James

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair.

He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

Order your copy for E.L. James’ Grey here

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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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