Kindle best-sellers: 'Mockingjay' flies to the top
Thursday 02 September 2010
For the first time since April, a new title has replaced Stieg Larsson's
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo at the top of Amazon's list of best-selling Kindle e-books. For the week ending August 29, Suzanne Collins's
Mockingjay, the final title in her trilogy The Hunger Games, is the top-selling e-book among Kindle users.
Collins's dark young-adult adventure series takes place in a future society in which one boy and one girl from each of 12 districts, all between the ages of 12 and 18, are selected by lottery to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised event in which the participants must fight to the death. The trilogy began with 2008's The Hunger Games, continued with 2009's Catching Fire, and wrapped up with the highly anticipated release of Mockingjay on August 24.
The release of Mockingjay has led the additional Hunger Games books to rise into the Kindle top ten: The Hunger Games is now in fifth place, while Catching Fire is in eighth.
Kindle weekly best-sellers:
1. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (new)
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson (1)
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson (2)
4. The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson (3)
5. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (new)
6. The Postcard Killers - James Patterson and Liza Marklund (5)
7. Star Island - Carl Hiaasen (4)
8. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins (new)
9. A Scattered Life - Karen McQuestion (8)
10. I'd Know You Anywhere - Laura Lippman (9)
Amazon's Kindle e-reader is available internationally. Kindle e-books can also be read on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, PCs and Macs, BlackBerry and Android phones, and tablet computers including the iPad.
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