29 Dec '11, 3pm

Amazon Sold Over 4 Million Kindles in December, and E-Book Sales Are Up 175 Percent

Amazon Sold Over 4 Million Kindles in December, and E-Book Sales Are Up 175 Percent

Amazon sent out a press release titled, "2011 is the Best Holiday Ever for Kindle" and looking at the numbers, it seems like a justified statement. The company reports that there were over a million Kindle devices sold each week, with the Kindle Fire as the hottest item, the Kindle Touch following it up, and the plain old Kindle bringing up the rear. "Kindle Fire is the #1 best-selling, most gifted, and most wished for product across the millions of items available on Amazon.com since its introduction 13 weeks ago," states Amazon. The company also notes that books to go on the devices were popular, with sales up 175% over last year, between Black Friday and Christmas Day. And of course Christmas Day was the biggest day for downloads as everyone unwrapped their new e-readers and began loading them up with titles. So what does this mean for the environment? Well, nothing new...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/amazon-sold-over-4-mill...

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