The Hunger Games trilogy has beaten the Harry Potter series to the top as the best selling book series in Amazon!
It is absolutely fascinating to note that the trilogy has surpassed the seven-book series in terms of sales in Amazon, inclusive of prints and ebooks on Kindle. This marks the great success of the trilogy!
Keep supporting the Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
The official press release from Amazon is as follows:
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 onAmazon.com, taking into consideration print and Kindle book sales combined. All of the books in the Hunger Games and Harry Potterseries 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:
- Kindle: www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-eBooks/zgbs/digital-text/154606011/ref=zg_pr_surl_
- Print: www.amazon.com/best-sellers-books-Amazon/zgbs/books/ref=zg_pr_surl_
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.
‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and DVD and Blu-Ray are now available for purchase at stores island-wide. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.