That's not to say established mainstream writers were cast by the wayside: three lawyers-turned-authors in John Grisham, David Baldacci and William Landay also featured in the combined Kindle and print top ten, as did a controversial insider account of the raid on Bin Laden's compound.
Amazon.com's top 10 best-selling books first published in 2012:
1. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James2. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn3. Fifty Shades Trilogy Boxed Set by E. L. James4. Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel by Sylvia Day5. No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen6. The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire) by Jennifer Probst7. Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel by Sylvia Day8. The Racketeer by John Grisham9. Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay10. The Innocent by David Baldacci