November 5, 2008, 12:00 AM

Obama memoir shoots to the top of Amazon’s best-seller list

The president-elect’s book “The Audacity of Hope” moved into the No. 1 spot on Amazon’s list of top-selling books today. Sales of the book increased 3,500% in the past 24 hours, while sales of his earlier book also soared.

Don Davis

Editor in Chief

Barack Obama won the presidential election yesterday and today has taken another coveted top spot: his book has moved to No. 1 on Amazon.com Inc.’s best-seller list.

The online retailer says sales of Obama memoir, “The Audacity of Hope,” have increased 3,500% in the past 24 hours to move from the 36th spot among best-selling books to the top position.

Sales of Obama’s earlier book, “Hopes and Dreams: The Story of Barack Obama,” have shot up by 6,150% on Amazon.com in the past day, moving the book to No. 135 on Amazon’s best-seller list from No. 8,438.

Amazon is No. 1 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.

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