By Lori Perkins
For the first time ever, Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton hysterical romance series has made a number of national best-seller lists, including The New York Times and Amazon lists, due to the number one status of the Netflix series, developed by Grey’s Anatomy producer Shonda Rhimes, which is currently the top show on the streaming service.
Right now, The Duke and I, the first novel in the Bridgerton series, is number one on The New York Times combined print & ebook list and number two on the trade print best seller list. The Viscount Who Loved Me, the second book in the series, is currently number seven on the Times trade print list. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, the fourth title in the series, is number 13 on the trade print list.
The Amazon fiction best seller list belongs to Julia Quinn right now. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton is number one on the Amazon bestseller list as an ebook. The Duke and I is placing at number three on kindle and number six as an audio book, as well as number 10 as a trade paperback. The Viscount Who Loved Me is number seven as an ebook title and number 14 as an audio book. To Sir Philip, With Love, the fifth title in the series, is number 12 on kindle, while An Offer from a Gentleman, the third book in the series, is number 13. When He Was Wicked, the sixth book in the series, occupies the 18th spot on the kindle fiction best seller list as an ebook.
In addition to the multiple placements on The New York Times and Amazon best-seller list, The Los Angeles Times reports that hardcover editions of The Duke and I, which were only published by the Doubleday Book Club, are going for upwards of $800 as collector’s editions.
The Duke and I, the first novel in Quinn’s eight-part series, was published in 2000. Quinn originally envisioned a trilogy but readers begged her for more. As a result, the book series currently includes eight books, as well as a collection of short stories, a novella about the Bridgerton siblings’ mother and a series of prequels.