Dianna Dilworth reports on GalleyCat that Amazon announced today that The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins is the bestselling book series of all time on Amazon.com.
The seven-book Harry Potter series was previously held this record, calculated by combining print and Kindle eBook sales.
Sara Nelson, editorial director of books and Kindle at Amazon.com, stated.: “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.”
Actual figures were not quoted, but it is easy to believe the statement. Sales for the Scholastic series have been so high that competing publisher Penguin blamed The Hunger Games for its revenue drop this year.