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Kindle’s Bestselling Author Is The Hunger Games’ Suzanne Collins!

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

Amazon’s Kindle e-reader created a storm when it was first announced. Readers flocked to the portability and ease of use and pretty soon you started spotting them on people everywhere. And guess what? Every single one of them was reading Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. That’s why it was just announced that Collins is the best-selling Kindle author of all time. 

Yes, Amazon announced it yesterday, and we must say, we’re pretty jazzed for the author. We’re all huge fans of the trilogy and Jamie even helped Collins make this spectacular goal – she purchased and read all three books on a Kindle.

Ok, ok, fan-frenzy aside, here’s what The Hollywood Reporter had to say. “Amazon does not release sales statistics for the Kindle so the exact number of copies sold is unknown but currently the three books in the Hunger Games trilogy–The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay–hold the top spots on Amazon’s Kindle sales chart for 2012,” they wrote. But to put things in perspective, the print version of the trilogy has sold around 23.5 million copies since 2008. I’m sure the Kindle doesn’t do nearly those types of numbers yet but it’s still a pretty big deal.

Although they won’t release numbers, Amazon decided to announce which cities The Hunger Games books are most popular in. They based the list on sales per 100,000 residents.

1. Sunnyvale, CA
2. Salt Lake City, UT
3. Tallahassee, FL
4. Seattle, WA
5. Orlando, FL
6. Pittsburgh, PA
7. St. Louis, MO
8. Provo, UT
9. San Francisco, CA
10. Naperville, IL
11. Washington, DC
12. Richmond, VA
13. Scottsdale, AZ
14. Wilmington, NC
15. Murfreesboro, TN
16. Vancouver, WA
17. Portland, OR
18. Tampa, FL
19. Overland Park, KS
20. Norman, OK

Amazon considered they breakdown. “The list shows the broad appeal of the books but it also reflects that the series is most popular in West Coast cities with strong technology economies and reputations as liberal hotbeds and sunbelt cities perceived as more conservative,” they said. “The top spots are held by high-tech hotbed Sunnyvale, where Yahoo has its headquarters and conservative Salt Lake City, home of the Mormon Church.”

Just one thing to consider here. Popular series like the Twilight books or A Song of Ice and Fire are both highly popular and available on Kindle, but there’s that one best-seller who isn’t – Harry Potter.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."