Suzanne Collins, Amazon announced this morning, has joined the ranks of the “Kindle Million Club,” which means that she is one of what is now a very select few authors who’ve sold more than a million copies of their books in Amazon’s digital format. Collins is the sixth author and the first children’s book author to do so. Other members of this exclusive group include Nora Roberts and Charlaine Harris.
Now, I can’t say I’m particularly surprised by this news, but I am pretty impressed that The Hunger Games trilogy has helped her beat so many other popular authors to that milestone. We’ve talked a lot about why YA appeals to some adult readers and leaves others cold, but it certainly can’t be denied that series like THG (which is undoubtedly also getting a boost from that fact that the film adaptation of the first book will be out next year) and Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series (ditto) get eyeballs from teens and adults alike.
So what do you think it is about these authors that they’re doing so well in the Kindle format? Does Suzanne Collins owe it all to her tech-savvy teen readers, or do you think it’s just all the press her trilogy has been getting lately? And who do you think will be the next Romance and/or YA author to join the Kindle Million Club?