September 4th, 2012
12:21 PM ET
What do readers want even more than a steamy, "Twilight"-inspired S&M tale?
A first-hand account from a former Navy SEAL about last year's raid on Osama bin Laden, if Amazon.com's best-seller list is any indication.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" has long been the summer's publishing phenomenon, doggedly holding on to No. 1 on the New York Times' combined print and e-book best-seller list for 26 weeks.
Yet even before its release, the much-discussed "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden" knocked E.L. James' trilogy out of the top spot on Amazon. Whereas "Fifty Shades" has made a home in the top 100 books on the site for the past 121 days, "No Easy Day" has done the same in just 13.
The anticipation for the autobiography, written under the pseudonym Mark Owen, has been so intense that the book's publisher Dutton moved the release date up twice - first from October to September 11, and then again from September 11 to today, Publishers Weekly reports.
Dutton has also increased its first print run from 300,000 copies to 575,000. (Anastasia Steele, eat your heart out.)
But while we've been playing casting director with the reported "Fifty Shades" movie, it doesn't look like this new best-seller will get a cinematic counterpart, at least not from Steven Spielberg.
Earnings for this in-demand title will reportedly go toward the families of deceased SEALs. Have you picked up the book yet? What do you think?
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