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Stieg Larsson first to sell one million Kindle books

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Stieg Larsson first to sell one million Kindle books
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08:04 CEST+02:00
Sweden's Stieg Larsson is the first author to sell more than one million books in Amazon's Kindle electronic bookstore, the company announced on Tuesday.

Amazon said its Kindle store has sold over 1 million digital copies of the books in Larsson's Millennium trilogy, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest." Amazon said all three books are among the top 10 bestselling Kindle books of all time.

Larsson, the editor-in-chief of the magazine Expo, died suddenly of heart attack at age 50 in 2004. The trilogy chronicles the adventures of Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist like Larsson, and a young computer hacker and punky cohort in solving mysteries, Lisbeth Salander.

Hachette Book Group, publisher of US thriller writer James Patterson, said earlier this month that he had become the first novelist to sell more than one million e-books, a figure that includes other e-book sales besides Kindle. The Kindle electronic bookstore opened in 2007.

Earlier on Tuesday, Sony Pictures confirmed that British actor and Bond star Daniel Craig will star in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Craig, 42, will start working on on the film in a few months after shooting on "Cowboys and Aliens" with co-star Harrison Ford finish wraps up.

Swedish production company Yellow Bird and directors Niels Arden Oplev and

Daniel Alfredson have already filmed the trilogy in Swedish as both films and a television series. The first installment has been released around the world starting last year, while the second installments had a limited release in North America on July 9th.

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