Amazon profits Soar 68% from Twilight Sales
Posted by Robstengasm on Friday, April 23, 2010
Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson, a bisexual hacker called Lisbeth Salander and the Kindle e-reader have all helped Amazon to a 68pc leap in worldwide profits to almost $300million.
The DVD of The Twilight Saga: New Moon – the latest film in the teenage vampire saga starring Pattinson – led the online retailer’s best-seller list in Britain.
The Millennium trilogy of crime novels by late Swedish novelist Stieg Larsson, about the adventures of Salander and her investigative journalist sidekick Michael Blomkvist, also saw strong demand