Scholastic announced that Suzanne Collins‘ Mockingjay has sold 450,000 copies counting both hardcover and eBook sales since its August 24th release. That’s an average of 45,000 books sold per day.
The final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy has topped both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. The publisher will print 400,000 additional hardcover copies. The first printing was 1.2 million.
Lionsgate has bought the film rights to the Hunger Games and is in the process of developing the first book of the series. Fans of all ages gathered at Books of Wonder’s midnight release party, and Collins made a personal appearance.