Last year was a big year for Hitler, I mean not bigger than Hitler in Germany, but still pretty good. His book, “Mein Kampf” has become a bestseller. And it is in part thanks to e-readers and the ability to anonymously read anything you choose.
His other novels are also holding well on bestseller charts on the e-reader charts. Versions of Hitler’s prison screed also currently sit in third and fourth place on iTunes’ Politics and Current Events bestseller list.
“These are things that people would be embarrassed to read otherwise,” journalist Chris Faraone, who first noticed the trend, told ABC News. “Books that people would probably be a bit more embarrassed to read or display or buy in public, they are more than willing to buy on their Kindle, or iPads.”
From Faraone’s post on Vocativ said,
For a year now, [Hitler’s] magnum manifesto has loomed large over current best-sellers on iTunes, where at the time of this writing two different digital versions of Mein Kampf rank 12th and 15th on the Politics & Current Events chart alongside books by modern conservative powerhouses like Sarah Palin, Charles Krauthammer and Glenn Beck.