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Hungry for Hunger Games: Amazon.com Reveals the Top Cities in the U.S. Reading The Hunger Games Trilogy

Sunnyvale, CA, Salt Lake City and Tallahassee, FL top the list with the most Hunger Games trilogy books purchased per capita

Suzanne Collins is the best-selling Kindle author of all time

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 16, 2012-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the Top 20 cities in the U.S. that have purchased the most copies of Suzanne Collins' epic Hunger Games trilogy. Amazon also revealed that Collins is the best-selling Kindle author of all time.

After compiling sales data of all versions of the Hunger Games books, in both print and Kindle formats, on a per capita basis in cities with over 100,000 residents, the Top 20 cities with Hunger Games hysteria are:

          1. Sunnyvale, CA                               11. Washington, DC
2. Salt Lake City, UT 12. Richmond, VA
3. Tallahassee, FL 13. Scottsdale, AZ
4. Seattle, WA 14. Wilmington, NC
5. Orlando, FL 15. Murfreesboro, TN
6. Pittsburgh, PA 16. Vancouver, WA
7. St. Louis, MO 17. Portland, OR
8. Provo, UT 18. Tampa, FL
9. San Francisco, CA 19. Overland Park, KS
10. Naperville, IL 20. Norman, OK
 

"There's no denying that the Hunger Games has become a worldwide phenomenon, and we love that it all started with a great book," said Jessica Schein, Amazon.com Young Adult Books Editor. "These books appeal to customers of all ages - adults and teens alike - and you can see from our Top 20 list they're captivating readers across the whole country. All three books in the trilogy are best sellers in print and on Kindle, and now our customers have made Suzanne Collins the best-selling Kindle author of all time."

To celebrate the success of the book series, Amazon is giving away a Kindle Fire and the Hunger Games book trilogy to twelve lucky winners in the Amazon.com The Hunger Games Book Trilogy Sweepstakes. Customers can visit http://www.amazon.com/hungergames to learn more and enter for a chance to win, or to purchase any of the books. The sweepstakes ends March 25, 2012 and there is no purchase necessary to enter.

"The Hunger Games," "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay" currently hold the top three positions on the Amazon Best Sellers of 2012 (so far) print and Kindle book lists (http://www.amazon.com/best-sellers-of-year). These lists, updated daily, capture the best-selling products of the year.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. The new latest generation Kindle is the lightest, most compact Kindle ever and features the same 6-inch, most advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes - still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch 3G is the top of the line e-reader and offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch, with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle Fire is the Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games and web browsing with all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, Amazon Silk (Amazon's new revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser), vibrant color touch screen, and powerful dual-core processor.

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