WOO HOOO!! It looks like more books are being sold because they have been made into award nominated and award winning movies!! yippeee! I love to see more people reading books, and if it's because of a film connection?? That's awesome!!
This is what Publishers Weekly has said:
A number of books that inspired films nominated for an Academy Award this year are seeing a sharp uptick immediately following the Sunday night telecast of the show. The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings jumped to #114 from #1,164, good for a 921% sales spike (additionally the book was up to #59 on the Kindle bestseller list from #348); Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret (which served as the basis for Hugo) was up to #15 from #52 (a 246% increase);Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer was ranked #69, up from #164 (a 137% increase; on the Kindle list, it was up to #19); Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre saw an 88% sales increase (for Kindle, it wa up to #121 from #333), and was up to #235; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was up to #116, good for a 95% sales increase;Moneyball by Michael Lewis saw a 91% sales increase, which took it from #561 to #293. The Help continued to perform better on the Kindle, and was up to #11 from #26.