Paula Hawkins sets another sales record with the new paperback of The Girl on the Train

The new paperback of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (Black Swan) has hit the Official UK Top 50 number one spot again, selling 59,093 copies for £224,947 in its first three days on sale.

Hawkins’ second overall UK number one earned the highest first week sale for a début adult paperback fiction title since Nielsen BookScan records began, racking up the biggest weekly sales for any fiction title in 2016 to date, and the largest one-week volume total for a Mass Market Fiction number one since E L James’ Grey (Arrow) was atop the chart last June.

The Girl on the Train has now become only the fourth adult title since records began to hit the number one spot in both hardback and paperback, alongside another Transworld global bestseller, The Lost Symbol  by Dan Brown (Corgi).

Hawkins' The Girl on the Train also holds the all-time UK record for number of weeks at No. 1 on the Nielsen BookScan chart for Original Fiction.  


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