J.K. Rowling’s “Casual Vacancy” Zooms to Top of Lists

BOOKS, POLITICS, SIMPLICITY

The book was published the last week of September, and already “The Casual Vacancy” has hit No. 1 on bestseller lists.

J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults is No. 1 on the New York Times lists for hardback fiction, combined fiction and nonfiction, and eBook fiction. The three “Fifty Shades of Grey” books have been pushed down to second, third and fourth places  on the lists.

Casual Vacancy also is listed first for in-store hardback sales at Barnes & Knoble. Surprisingly, the book is only No. 8 on B&N’s list for Nook eBooks.

On Amazon, Casual Vacancy is listed No. 3, behind something called “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan, and “Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot,”by Bill O’Reilly.

On USA Today’s bestseller list, Casual Vacancyis No. 1. The book is also at the top of fiction bestseller lists in the United Kingdom.

— John Hayden

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