Nineteen Eighty-four in 2017?
According to the BBC Magazine, the election and antics of Donald Trump has sparked a sales bonanza for publishers of dystopian fiction.
The BBC recently covered The Trump era’s top-selling dystopian novels.
Here are the top-selling dystopian novels in bookshops:
1.It Can’t Happen Here – Sinclair Lewis
Sales: As of Friday, the eighth best-selling book on Amazon.
2.1984 – George Orwell
Sales: As of Friday, the best-selling book on Amazon. Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, sales have increased by 9,500%!
3. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Sales: Another dystopian novel that was not in Amazon’s top 100 sales chart two years ago but which is currently in the top 10.
4. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Sales: Currently tussling with Donald Trump’s book (see below) for the 15th slot in the Amazon chart.
It’s certainly an interesting trend for all of us at 1984 Books.