Here’s some interesting data for Hunger Games trivia fans. Is there a sociologist out there who can tell us whether this means anything?
SEATTLE– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the Top 20 cities in the U.S. that have purchased the most copies of Suzanne Collins’ epic Hunger Games trilogy. Amazon also revealed that Collins is the best-selling Kindle author of all time.
After compiling sales data of all versions of the Hunger Games books, in both print and Kindle formats, on a per capita basis in cities with over 100,000 residents, the Top 20 cities with Hunger Games hysteria are:
1. Sunnyvale, CA 11. Washington, DC
2. Salt Lake City, UT 12. Richmond, VA
3. Tallahassee, FL 13. Scottsdale, AZ
4. Seattle, WA 14. Wilmington, NC
5. Orlando, FL 15. Murfreesboro, TN
6. Pittsburgh, PA 16. Vancouver, WA
7. St. Louis, MO 17. Portland, OR
8. Provo, UT 18. Tampa, FL
9. San Francisco, CA 19. Overland Park, KS
10. Naperville, IL 20. Norman, OK
“There’s no denying that the Hunger Games has become a worldwide phenomenon, and we love that it all started with a great book,” said Jessica Schein, Amazon.com Young Adult Books Editor. “These books appeal to customers of all ages – adults and teens alike – and you can see from our Top 20 list they’re captivating readers across the whole country. All three books in the trilogy are best sellers in print and on Kindle, and now our customers have made Suzanne Collins the best-selling Kindle author of all time.”
To celebrate the success of the book series, Amazon is giving away a Kindle Fire and the Hunger Games book trilogy to twelve lucky winners in the Amazon.com The Hunger Games Book Trilogy Sweepstakes. Customers can visit http://www.amazon.com/hungergames to learn more and enter for a chance to win, or to purchase any of the books. The sweepstakes ends March 25, 2012 and there is no purchase necessary to enter.
“The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay” currently hold the top three positions on the Amazon Best Sellers of 2012 (so far) print and Kindle book lists (www.amazon.com/best-sellers-of-year/). These lists, updated daily, capture the best-selling products of the year.