Two more authors, Kathryn Stockett and Janet Evanovich, have joined the growing group of authors who have sold over a million copies of their books on Kindle. In other words, Kathryn Stockett’s first novel, The Help, has sold over one million copies as an e-book.
Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum mystery series, along with romances and other books, and she has sold over a million copies of those books combined.
The other authors in the “Kindle Million Club” are Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, Michael Connelly and John Locke. Stieg Larsson was the first author to sell over a million copies of a book on Kindle, and John Locke was the first self-published author to do so.
The Help is #1 on the Kindle bestseller list this morning, where Penguin has priced it at $9.99. The book has been in the Kindle top 100 for 623 days.
Update: As in all cases with the “Kindle Million Club,” it is worth noting here that this is the first time that Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) is reporting that these authors have surpassed a million e-books sold, but it is unclear when those milestones were reached, and, of course, Amazon does not reveal how many copies a particular e-book has sold. In addition, Random House reported in April that Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo had sold 1 million copies as an e-book, though it did not release the breakdown by etailer and those sales might not all have been on Kindle. So take these “Kindle Million Club” announcements with a grain of salt–as I should have done when I posted this this morning.