Katniss Everdeen and crew have officially unseated the wizards of Hogwarts as the champions of Amazon. According to Amazon, The Hunger Games trilogy has just surpassed the Harry Potter series to become the best-selling book series of all time on the site.
This includes both print and Kindle sales.
What makes this even more impressive for author Suzanne Collins is that The Hunger Games trilogy is (obviously) only three books, while the Harry Potter series consists of seven incredible popular novels.
“Since debuting in 2008, Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games have taken the world by storm, much as Harry Potter did a decade before,” said Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle, Amazon.com. “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."
Right now, Mockingjay (book three), Catching Fire (book two), and The Hunger Games sit at #7, #9, and #11 on the Kindle bestsellers list, respectively.
On the print side, The Hunger Games sits at #16, Mockingjay at #28, and Catching Fire at #40.
The Hunger Games was turned into a very popular film of the same name, starring Jennifer Lawrence. The sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is due out in November of 2013.