On the first day of its release, Devil May Care is currently topping the charts at Amazon.co.uk.
According to a BBC News report, the numerous advanced pre-orders of the Sebastian Faulks’ James Bond novel quickly propelled it to the top spot and made it Amazon’s biggest fiction pre-order of 2008 so far.
‘It’s doing extremely well,’ said Amazon.co.uk spokesman Damian Peachey. ‘Even with books that are currently available, it’s topping our charts.’
The novel, which went on sale this morning, also had some fans waiting since yesterday afternoon to get their hands on a copy.
Housing manager and longtime 007 fan Steve Norris waited until 4:00pm yesterday to be first in line when the book went on sale at Waterstone’s at 8:00am today. He managed to obtain copy #007 of the limited edition signed and slipcased Devil May Care (of which only 500 will be printed worldwide–200 of these were quickly sold at this location).
‘It feels absolutely brilliant,’ he said. ‘It was worth the wait.’
Jo James, events and local marketing manager for Waterstone’s, said: ‘We’re really excited. We knew it would be big. We were expecting people to arrive early but we weren’t expecting people to arrive overnight.’
Keep your eyes glued to the CommanderBond.net main page for complete coverage of Devil May Care and all the Ian Fleming centenary events.