[PRESS RELEASE] New York, NY (November 29, 2012) 34Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced the publication of Year of the Jungle (September 10, 2013), an autobiographical picture book by Suzanne Collins, author of the worldwide bestselling The Hunger Games trilogy, with illustrations by James Proimos. Scholastic also announced plans to publish the trade paperback edition of Catching Fire (June 4, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-545-58617-7, $12.99), as well as re-packaged paperback editions of Collins’s bestselling The Underland Chronicles, a five-book series about Gregor the Overlander, featuring all new cover art (Summer 2013). Scholastic will publish and deliver the books through all of its distribution channels.
So just how hungry are fans for The Hunger Games? Ravenous, it seems. Suzanne Collins' popular YA book trilogy, which spawned the juggernaut $680 million–grossing Jennifer Lawrence blockbuster, has now passed a major publishing milestone, putting in track to become one of the top—if not the top—best sellers of 2012. So just how many books has it sold? According to its publisher, Scholastic, the trilogy has now sold over 50 million copies in both print and digital formats. To put that in perspective, the books have more than doubled in sales since the beginning of 2012 when there were
“Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them.” That non-grammatical sentence — from Catching Fire, the second book in Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games” trilogy, is the most-highlighted passage ever on Kindle, with nearly 18,000 readers marking it. But you can bet Amazon is collecting much more interesting data about Kindle users than that. The company isn’t willing to share such data with the Wall Street Journal, but Barnes & Noble and Kobo talk a bit about the types of data collection they’re doing in this piece. For instance, they can track where a
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