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Martin joins Kindle Million Club

A Game of Thrones author George R R Martin has become the latest author to sell one million copies of his books for the Amazon Kindle.

The Harper Voyager author joins Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, Michael Connelly, John Locke, Janet Evanovich and Kathryn Stockett in hitting the digital milestone. Russ Grandinetti, vice-president of Kindle Content, said: "George R R Martin's series is simply epic."

Martin said: "Groucho Marx once said, 'I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member,' but even Groucho might have made an exception for the Kindle Million Club. It's a real thrill to be inducted into this one . . .

"But really, all the credit here goes to the people who made it possible—to Amazon, my publishers, my editors, and most of all, my readers. I owe this to everyone who ever read one of my books and recommended it to a friend. Thanks . . . and keep reading. The best is yet to come."