By: Danielle Kucera | Bloomberg
Sales of George Orwell’s novel “1984,” featuring a futuristic totalitarian state, jumped on Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)’s website following reports of a classified program that lets the U.S. government collect personal data.
One edition of the book, which was originally published in 1949, moved to the No. 3 spot on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list, which tracks dramatic increases in sales volume over a 24-hour period. That made it the 100th-best-selling book on the site late yesterday, an increase from its previous rank of 11,855.