James Patterson: The Second Member Of The Amazon Kindle 1 Million Club

The second author to reach 1 million Kindle books sold is…? Any guesses? Of course not; I gave it away in the headline. It’s James Patterson, author of such books as the Alex Cross series and Women’s Murder Club. That Morgan Freeman movie, Along Came a Spider, was based on an Alex Cross novel.

You’ll recall that Stieg Larsson was the first author to reach the 1 million milestone, and then people hated on me because I’d never heard of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Jeez, folks, sorry for pretty much exclusively reading non-fiction.

I have subsequently seen that book, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, pretty much all over the City of New York.

Amazon says that it “looks forward to celebrating the 2 million mark in the future.”

Are e-books helping literacy? That would be a nice side effect, no?