Over at Salon, Laura Miller took an in-depth look at the series’ success: “With the right title, a kid’s publisher can deploy something the world of adult publishing can only dream about: a large, well-oiled and highly networked group of professional and semi-professional taste makers who can make that book a hit even before it’s published.”
In June 2011, Collins became the first children’s books author to sell more than one million Kindle books. For the last ten weeks, the Hunger Games trilogy has occupied the top three spots on the USA Today best-seller list. In addition, the trilogy currently holds the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list (children’s series category) after 81 weeks on the list.
Lionsgate has also released another clip from the upcoming film adaptation. The clip features a conversation scene between Panem’s president Coriolanus Snow (played by Donald Sutherland) and head gamemaker Senaca Crane (played by Wes Bentley).
This particular scene never took place in the books, but it has drawn more than 8,400 “likes” on Facebook.
Right now, Amazon is hosting “The Hunger Games Book Trilogy Sweepstakes” where twelve lucky people can win a Kindle Fire along with the three books.