Friday, October 1, 2010

Room in Kindle best-seller list

Jonathan Franzen's Freedom is the best-selling book for its second week in Amazon's Kindle Store. For the week ending September 26, Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy continues to hold top spots, while Emma Donoghue's latest novel, Room, steps into seventh place after a Man Booker Prize nod and US release.

Franzen's Freedom, released on August 31 in the US and September 23 in the UK, is his much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's The Corrections. The book has been getting considerable international press and mostly glowing reviews and has been topping best-seller lists throughout the US. On September 17, famed US talk show host Oprah Winfrey made Freedom her first book club selection of 2010 - Winfrey started the book club in 1996 and because of its widespread popularity, she is able to transform even obscure titles into popular bestsellers (a phenomenon popularized as the "Oprah effect").

Full report here Hindustan Times

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