‘Millennium Trilogy’ Author is First to Sell 1 Million Kindle Books

A major milestone today in the ebooks world.

Amazon says Stieg Larsson, author of the internationally hit Millennium Trilogy, is the first author to sell over 1 million Kindle books. (And you thought books were dead.)

In a statement from Amazon’s VP of Kindle Content, Russ Grandinetti he said, "Larsson's books have captivated millions of readers around the world and ignited a voracious interest in the lives of its main characters Lisbeth Salander and Michael Blomqvist…It's been exciting to have been a part of introducing so many people to these great books."

The Swedish author's Millennium Trilogy — "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,""The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" — are now in the top 10 bestselling Kindle books of all time.

Four other authors — Charlaine Harris, Stephenie Meyer, James Patterson, and Nora Roberts — have each sold more than 500,000 Kindle books.

Meanwhile, Deadline NY is reporting Daniel Craigwill play the series main character - journalist Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The Bond star's deal includes options for two sequels. The film is set for a 2011 release.

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