Since Richard Dawkins‘ THE GOD DELUSION and Christopher Hitchens‘ GOD IS NOT GREAT have been big sellers the past year (not to mention Sam Harris’s books) it’s no wonder the Guardian’s David Smith has picked up on Amazon‘s report that sales of books that explore religion or spirituality have grown by more than 50 per cent in the past three years. Amy Worth, books manager at Amazon, said: “THE GOD DELUSION has been one of the bestselling books of the past year. People are interested in the debate it has sparked. There are 524 readers’ comments on our site. The comments are both pro and against and it’s clear that religious people are buying it.”
Lest you think atheists and agnostics are winning completely, sales of THE GOD DELUSION also prompted a 120 per cent increase in sales of the Bible.