27/11/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin
More than ten years after its original publication, The Golden Compass (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books) has hit USA Today's Top 50 Best Sellers list, having seen a 500 per cent increase in sales over the last three months.
The omnibus edition of Philip Pullman's complete His Dark Materials trilogy - of which The Golden Compass is the first novel - has moved onto USA Today's Top 50 list as well. The Golden Compass has sold over 3.5 million copies in the US to date, and the trilogy has sold over 7 million copies.
With the upcoming worldwide release of New Line Cinema's feature film on December 7th 2007, the film's official web site at http://www.goldencompassmovie.com has received 10 million visitors. Plus the movie website has a Daemon feature that has garnered 20 million views. The film's trailers have been streamed 10 million times online.
Late this summer, Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy went back on the Book Sense National Best Seller List for "Children's Fiction Series, and has since spent 19 consecutive weeks on that list, which is compiled from independent book stores in the US.
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