Holy Blood Authors Victorious over Dan Brown in Amazon.co.uk Sales Charts
February 28, 2006, London: While the two titles battle it out in the courtroom, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail has won the battle of the sales charts over Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code . The book at the centre of the Random House lawsuit has seen sales rise massively on Amazon.co.uk in the past 24 hours, while Brown's title has seen only minor sales uplifts in comparison.
The leading online retailer reports a 3500% sales rise since the court case began for Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh's book, currently at number 11 in its Hot 100 books chart. Although The Da Vinci Code is still ahead at number 7, it has 'only' seen a 187% increase in the same period.
"Since Brown's book was such a massive bestseller, we're not surprised people have been so eager to see if the claimants' book bears any resemblance." says Kes Nielsen, Senior Books Product Manager of Amazon.co.uk.
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