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September 12, 2012 8:58 am

Fifty Shades of Grey Sells Out in Israel in 24 Hours

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E.L. James aka Erika Mitchell, author of Fifty Shades of Grey. Photo: Crushable.

The E.L. James novel Fifty Shades of Grey, which has become a huge hit in the U.S. and worldwide, sold out in its Hebrew edition just one day after it was launched in Israel on Sept. 10.

Yediot Books, the publisher of the Hebrew translation, plans to print more copies after all 50,000 initial copies of the erotic book were gone by Monday, according to Globes.

Fifty Shades of Grey, which was originally published in June 2011, has sold 40 million copies in the U.S. and 10 million copies in the UK. The book, which is part of a trilogy, is known for the graphic details it offers on a romantic relationship between a college graduate and a young businessman. Universal Pictures and Focus Features plan to make movies based on the novels.

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