Roberts becomes the third author in the “Kindle Million Club,” joining Stieg Larsson and James Patterson
Today Amazon announced that Nora Roberts has become the third author to sell over 1 million Kindle books, becoming the third member of the “Kindle Million Club.” As of yesterday, Nora Roberts has sold 1,170,539 Kindle books under her name and her pseudonym J.D. Robb. The Kindle Million Club recognizes authors whose books have sold over 1 million paid copies in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). Stieg Larsson, author of the Millennium Trilogy, was the first author to hit the 1 million mark. James Patterson, author of more than 65 books that span the genres of suspense, fantasy, romance, historical fiction and children’s, was the second author to join the Kindle Million Club.
“Nora Roberts has been a bestseller at Amazon for 15 years so this accomplishment is no surprise,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “We’re happy to welcome Nora Roberts to the Kindle Million Club, joining Stieg Larsson and James Patterson.”
Roberts, who wrote the “In Death” series under the pseudonym J.D. Robb, is the author of more than 200 novels. Her many books include “The Search,” “Northern Lights” and the popular The Garden Trilogy. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the Golden Medallion Award, RITA Award and Quill Award. One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2007, Roberts was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. The New Yorker recently called her “America’s favorite novelist.”
Like all Kindle books, these books are “Buy Once, Read Everywhere”--Kindle customers can purchase these books and read them on the $139 third-generation Kindle device with new high-contrast Pearl e-Ink, on iPads, iPod touches, iPhones, Macs, PCs, BlackBerrys, Windows Phones and Android-based devices. Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon, where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
Article Source: SEATTLE—Jan. 12, 2011—Amazon.com, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMZN)