Ten years ago, Harry Potter took the world by storm. On Amazon it reigned as the #1 best selling book series of all time, but that title has recently been passed over to another great series, The Hunger Games. The Wall Street Journal reported on the subject.
This achievement includes e-book formats as well as print sales.
“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 Hunger Games” is also the most-borrowed e-book in the Kindle library, according to Nelson. The Harry Potter series didn’t become available for e-book sale until March.
…In July, Scholastic, who publishes both series, announced that they have more than 50 million copies of the original three books in The Hunger Games trilogy in print and digital formats in the U.S. Amazon declined to comment on how many copies it has sold.
What do you think of The Hunger Games’s crowning achievement?