Erotic novel whips Penguin sales
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EL James's tale of a steamy relationship between a college graduate and young business magnate, published by Vintage Books, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and beat the Harry Potter series as the fastest-selling paperback of all time.
Parent company Pearson, which also has a large education division and owns the Financial Times newspaper, saw sales rise 7% to £2.6 billion and underlying operating profits drop 10% to £188 million.
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