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Doubleday has announced that Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol sold over 1 million copies on its first day of release, prompting some extra printing already.
Doubleday announced on Wednesday that The Lost Symbol, Brown's first novel since The Da Vinci Code, has already sold more than 1 million copies after being on sale for one day in the United States, Canada and Britain. That total includes preorders for the book, which has been at or near the top of Amazon.com for months.
An additional 500,000 copies has been ordered, bringing the total print run to 5.6 million copies. The Lost Symbol came out Tuesday.
Between the fact that preorders are included, and that publicity departments regularly overstate sales, that million might not be quite as impressive as it sounds. Still, my bank account wouldn't mind being at the right end of that sort of sales punch.