The author of the ten Harry Hole detective novels has sold 620,000 books translated into English so far this year, taking his total English language sales to 3.8 million.
The compares to the 3.7 million books the author has sold in Norwegian, although this does not count 500,000 copies distributed through Norwegian book clubs, or Norwegian audiobook sales of 275,000.
Nesbø's latest book, Politi (Police) has debuted in sixth place on the New York Times Best Sellers list, spurred on by the author's three-week book tour of the US and Canada, which ends this week.
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According to DN, the author is on track to sell books worth 1.5 billion kroner ($250m) this year.