‘Hunger Games’ Passes ‘Harry Potter’ as Amazon’s Top Seller
As crazy as it sounds, Amazon has announced that ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy has surpasses the entire ‘Harry Potter’ series as their new Top Seller!
Katniss Everdeen has triumphed over the boy wizard, Amazon announced on Friday, as the company’s sales of the “Hunger Games” trilogy have overtaken those of the Harry Potter series.
Sara Nelson, the editorial director of books and Kindle at Amazon, said in a statement that since the debut of “The Hunger Games” in 2008, the series has “taken the world by storm, much as Harry Potter did a decade before.”
“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,” she said.
The sales include print and e-book formats, making the “Hunger Games” trilogy Amazon’s best-selling series.
I’m sure this has largely to do with the sale of e-books, where ‘The Hunger Games’ have been dominating for quite some time, while ‘Harry Potter’ has only been available electronically for a short time.
Either way, hurray for Suzanne Collins and hurray for The Hunger Games!
Source: NY Times