Published last October, a new Norwegian translation of The Bible has been one of the countries’ top bestsellers. Having sold 150,000 copies in the last 14 months, by far surpassing the publishers’ estimate of 25,000 sales, the surprise popularity of the new translation is credited to the fact that the Norwegian Bible Society worked with Hebrew and Greek experts on the original text. They also involved literary writers to perfect it.
E.L. James’ erotic trilogy dominated bestseller lists from around the world, breaking one record after another, so there’s no surprise that the last installment of the series was 2012’s bestselling book on Amazon.
In fact, all three books and the omnibus edition made it into top 10 bestselling titles on Amazon. Coming in at number four was Sylvia Day’s Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel. The top was completed by titles from authors such as John Grisham, William Landay, and Jennifer Probst.