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Surveillance Scandal Ups Sales Of Orwell's '1984'

NPR
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Sales of the George Orwell classic have risen nearly 6,000 percent since news of the NSA's secret surveillance program broke. The book was first published 64 years ago last week.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And today's last word in business is: Big brother and bigger book sales.

The NSA's surveillance scandal has caused a jump in sales of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel "1984." Sales on Amazon.com have risen nearly 6,000 percent since news of the NSA's secret surveillance program broke, which is double plus good for a book first published 64 years ago last week.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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