Today in books and publishing: Suzanne Collins is the bestselling Kindle author, books about Navy SEALs are selling nicely, and Jeremy Lin is getting a kid-oriented biography.
Amazon has announced that Suzanne Collins, author of the Hunger Games trilogy, is the "best-selling Kindle author of all-time," which is impressive and a little startling. The Hollywood Reporter notes more than 23.5 million print copies of the trilogy have been sold since the publication of The Hunger Games in 2008, but Collins doesn't have the extensive back catalogue of, say, Stephen King, who since 2008 has published three novels, two short story collections, and three Kindle singles. Amazon, as is their way, did not release exact numbers on just how many Kindle copies Collins has sold. [Amazon via TeleRead]
Al Zuckerman is "stepping down" as chairman of Writers House, the literary agency he founded in 1974. He'll be replaced by Amy Berkower, the agency's president. Berkower will be succeeded by senior agent Simon Lipskar. No reason for Zuckerman's departure was listed in the press release announcing the moves. According to Publishers Weekly, Zuckerman will continue to represent his stable of authors, including Stephen Hawking, Ken Follett, and Michael Lewis. [Publishers Weekly]