UPDATE: An Amazon spokesperson told Digital Book World that the Kindle versions of Hunger Games books outsold print versions by a ratio of nearly four to one (3.7 to one to be exact). So, for every print copy of the Hunger Games sold on Amazon, nearly four e-book copies were sold.
The Scholastic blockbuster has just surpassed the the Harry Potter series as the best-selling book of all time (print and e-book combined) on the leading U.S. bookseller, Amazon.
How long before 50 Shades of Grey takes the top spot?
The Hunger Games Trilogy is now the Best-Selling Book Series of All Time on Amazon.com
Suzanne Collins’ trilogy surpasses J.K. Rowling’s seven-book Harry Potter series as Amazon’s top book series ever
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 17, 2012– (NASDAQ: AMZN)— Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that the Hunger Games trilogy has outsold the seven-book Harry Potter series, making Suzanne Collins’ three-part saga the best-selling book series of all time on Amazon.com, taking into consideration print and Kindle book sales combined. All of the books in the Hunger Games and Harry Potter series are available for Kindle owners with a Prime membership to borrow for free in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
“Since debuting in 2008, Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games have taken the world by storm, much as Harry Potter did a decade before,” said Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle, Amazon.com. “Interestingly, this series is only three books versus Harry Potter’s seven, and to achieve this result in just four years is a great testament to both the popularity of the work and, we think, the growth in reading digitally during that time. Customers love these books and all three titles are consistently on our Top 10 lists in both print and Kindle formats, and ‘The Hunger Games’ is also the most-borrowed book in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.”
“The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay” are published by Scholastic, and are all currently in the top 50 books in both print and Kindle formats. For more details, visit the Top 100 Best Seller lists here:
The Hunger Games movie debuts on DVD, Blu-ray and Amazon Instant Video tomorrow, August 18. All customers who pre-order the DVD, Blu-ray or digital version can watch it instantly on Amazon Instant Video starting shortly after midnight. To pre-order now visit www.amazon.com/thehungergames.
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