Interesting data from Kobo about sales of eBooks "gifted this holiday" Suffice to say, one author really cleaned up… everywhere :O

Canada
1. "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest" by Stieg Larsson
2. "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson
3. "Room" by Emma Donahue

United States
1. "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson
2. "The Girl Who Played With Fire" by Stieg Larsson
3. "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown

United Kingdom
1. "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson
2. "The Confession" James E. Mcgreevey
3. "The Girl Who Played With Fire" by Stieg Larsson

Australia
1. "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson
2. "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest" by Stieg Larsson
3. "The Girl Who Played With Fire" by Stieg Larsson

Rest Of World
1. "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson
2. "Dead Or Alive" by Tom Clancy
3. "The 4-Hour Body" by Timothy Ferriss

eBooks are, like, books in, like, E form

Now granted this is from a press release. This means:

  1. most likely this was done to generate publicity (mission accomplished!)
  2. like Apple with iTunes, we have no way of independently verifying this data
  3. what is true for Kobo isn’t reflective of all eBooks, or dead tree books in general

… but still that's a huge accomplishment for Stieg Larsson, an author who passed on before publishers would give him the break he so rightfully deserved. May he rest in peace knowing that his literary works are making people happy around the whole world.

I've been far too busy to read the books, but I've been listening to audiobooks. In one word:

Wowies

Wowies is a word, right? I'd ask Stieg Larsson given he's an author but… you know.