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.


Trump era and dystopian novels

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.