Orwell’s 1984 is a Best-Seller in 2017

George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel is topping the sales list on Amazon


The New York Times reported that 1984 (or Nineteen Eighty-Four) has topped the sales charts on Amazon following the inauguration of Donald Trump.

According to the New York Times, George Orwell’s classic book 1984 about a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed under a totalitarian regime, “has seen a surge in sales this month, rising to the top of the Amazon best-seller list in the United States and leading its publisher to have tens of thousands of new copies printed.”

Craig Burke, the publicity director at Penguin USA, said that the publisher had ordered 75,000 new copies of the book this week and that it was considering another reprint.

“We’ve seen a big bump in sales,” Mr. Burke said. He added that the rise “started over the weekend and hit hyperactive” on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Since Friday, the book has reached a 9,500 percent increase in sales, he said.

While many are still trying to ask what the rise of Trumpism means to them, we at 1984 Books are thinking what the rise in 1984 means to Trump. Watch this space for more updates.


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