Friday 24 October 2008

Potter best-selling book ever on Amazon

Harry Potter and the Half Blood PrinceHarry Potter and the Half Blood Prince has been revealed as the biggest selling book on's website since it began trading ten years ago. In fact the chart has been dominated by the wizard since Amazon started trading in 1998. In its first year, The Prisoner Of Azkaban was’s best-selling book. The following year, The Goblet Of Fire topped the chart. The Order Of The Phoenix was its biggest-selling book of 2003 and The Half-Blood Prince was No.1 in 2005 and is the best selling book on Amazon ever. In July 2007 two million pre-ordered copies of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows were delivered around the world by Amazon in a single day. The Deathly Hallows - the final book in the series – lies in 2nd place on the chart of best-selling books ever. The top ten is entirely comprised of titles that were published during the past five years. The website had its origins in the online retailer Bookpages, which began trading in 1996 and was bought by in 1998.
The top 10:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J K Rowling
The Dangerous Book for Boys - Conn and Hal Iggulden
QI: The Book of General Ignorance - John Lloyd and John Mitchinson
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Nigella Express - Nigella Lawson
Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Questions - Mick O'Hare
Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other Questions - Mick O'Hare

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