Dan Brown’s Print-run to Block Out the Sun

I posted recently about Audrey Niffenegger getting a $5 million advance for her new novel and thought that was pretty impressive.

Well, not to be out-done, news that Dan Brown’s new book, The Lost Symbol, will have a first printing of 5 million copies, a record for his publisher, Doubleday.

A FIRST PRINTING of 5 million copies! Good grief. I assume that means the unit cost on each book will be about an eighth of a cent… Don’t worry–you’ll still have to pay $35 for the hardcover 😉

– S.