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Dan Brown novel breaks one-day sales records

MUMBAI: The author of Da Vinci Code Dan Brown‘ latest novel

The Lost Symbol has broken one-day sales records.

Readers snapped up over one million hardcover copies across the US, Canada and the United Kingdom soon after it was released on Tuesday.

Amazon.com Inc, the world‘s largest online retailer, called the book its bestselling first-day adult fiction title ever.

Barnes & Noble Inc said The Lost Symbol broke its previous one-day sales record for adult fiction.

The success of the Dan Brown‘s latest is a boost to publisher Knopf Doubleday and booksellers, that have seen sliding sales amidst recession.

Booksellers have anxiously awaited a popular title that will resonate with readers and fuel the same sort of frenzy seen earlier this decade with the latest Harry Potter series.

But the $25 billion domestic book market has wallowed in a slump in recent years.

The Da Vinci Code" sold 80 million copies worldwide. It was made into a film starring Tom Hanks that grossed more than $758 million.

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