Katniss Takes Down Harry on Amazon

by Beth Hanna
August 17, 2012 12:53 PM
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Harry Potter's holly and phoenix feather wand is no match for Katniss Everdeen's bow and arrow -- at least, not on Amazon. The company reports that sales for the "Hunger Games" series have overtaken the "Harry Potter" books in both print and e-book sales, making the Suzanne Collins trilogy Amazon's best-seller.

This is particularly impressive when one considers that the "Potter" series outnumber the "Hunger Games" by four books.

Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling is getting a run for her money over at the British Amazon.co.uk, where she has been dethroned as the best-selling author in the site's history by E.L. James of the "50 Shades of Grey" trilogy. Sex sells.

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  • Meh | August 17, 2012 8:34 PMReply

    Meh, it will take quite a bit to beat HP in total gross.
    & if they do- HP will always be better anyway. hahah

  • Anonymous | August 17, 2012 2:22 PMReply

    You should take into account that most of the Harry Potter books came out before Amazon was a popular site. The number I'd like to know is total sales period.

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