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Amazon announced that “The Hunger Games” is now its bestselling series in the United States, beating Harry Potter. Publisher Scholastic said last month that the trilogy has sold over 50 million copies in the United States since its publication in 2008.


Suzanne Collins’ dystopian YA trilogy “The Hunger Games” is Amazon’s bestselling series ever in the United States, the company announced.

“The Hunger Games” is published by Scholastic, which reported in July that the trilogy has sold over 50 million copies in the United States. Amazon did not break out how many copies it has sold.

“Since debuting in 2008, Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games have taken the world by storm, much as Harry Potter did a decade before,” Sara Nelson, Amazon.com editorial director of books and Kindle, said in the release. “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.”

Amazon UK announced earlier this month that E. L. James, author of erotic trilogy “50 Shades of Grey,” is Amazon UK’s bestselling author of all time, beating Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling.

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  1. harry potter is so much better.

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