New 'Fifty Shades' book quickly tops best-seller lists

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New Fifty Shades Book Is All About Christian Grey

NEW YORK (AP) -- Once again, E L James is on top.

A day after announcing that she had written a "Fifty Shades" novel from billionaire Christian Grey's point of view, "Grey" was No. 1 on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com as of midday Tuesday.

James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, the explicit romance between Grey and young Anastasia Steele, has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.

The author said in a statement Monday that her new book, coming out June 18, was in response to numerous fan requests that she tell Christian's side of the story.

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New 'Fifty Shades' book quickly tops best-seller lists
Writer E.L. James poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK premiere of the film 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in London, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision for Universal Pictures/AP Images)
Author E. L. James attends a special fan screening of "Fifty Shades of Grey" hosted by The Today Show at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
E L James poses for photographers at the UK Premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey, at a central London cinema, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
Actress Dakota Johnson, actor Jamie Dornan, director Sam Taylor-Johnson and writer and producer E.L. James, from left, pose for photographers on the red carpet for the world premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey at the 2015 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
From left, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and E.L. James pose for photographers at the UK Premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey, at a central London cinema, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Author E.L. James attends the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Author E.L. James poses with her book "Fifty Shades of Grey" at a book signing during the first day of Comic-Con convention held at the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday July 12, 2012, in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
Author E.L. James signs her book "Fifty Shades of Grey" at a book signing during the first day of Comic-Con convention held at the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday July 12, 2012, in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
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