George Orwell’s book sales climb in wake of NSA leak

Published on June 14, 2013   ·   No Comments


Orwell’s 1984 is experiencing a resurgence thanks to the NSA leak scandal.


Whether it’s considered whistle blowing or treason, the recent leak of top-secret information by former U.S. defense contractor Edward Snowden is boosting the popularity of books by classic American writer George Orwell.



Following news of Snowden’s leak, sales of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984—about a society held captive by a dictator known as “Big Brother”—have skyrocketed, according to Amazon.

Per Amazon’s Movers & Shakers page, various editions of the novel have experienced a sharp increase in sales—one by more than 4,000 percent. Even sales of Orwell’s classic Animal Farm have spiked.

Edward Snoden, who is said to be in hiding in Hong Kong, was fired Tuesday from his position at defense management and technology consultant Booz Allen Hamilton. He is expected to leak more secrets.

“Apparently he’s got a thumb drive,” Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said Tuesday. “He’s already exposed part of it and I guess he’s going to expose the rest of it.”

Kevin Don Porter is the author of MISSING — a humorous, yet creepy, mystery novel available at,,,, and other fine retailers. He is also a Writer/Contributor for CBSLocal-DC. For updates on his work, friend him on Facebook and Goodreads, follow him on Pinterest, and subscribe to his articles for Visit his website at

Read More:

Readers Comments (0)

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.



   Beat diabetes   Diabetes diet