Move over, James Patterson: There's a new guy in your "I sold a million e-books club." Not surprisingly, it's Stieg Larsson.
The late Swedish author's thrillers have sold more than a million electronic copies, according to publisher Knopf. The first in his Millennium series, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, has sold 500,000 e-books, while sales for the trilogy in all editions top 30 million worldwide. Didn't understand that legal battle between Larsson's former partner and his family? Now you do.
Spokesman Paul Bogaards also told the Associated Press that Kindle sales for the latest Larsson book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, have topped sales in hardcover.
Dragon Tattoo, by the way, doesn't top Sony's list of bestselling e-books; it's second to Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. Does this tell us something troubling about Sony owners? Hmmm.