Kindle sales quadruple on Black Friday…900 Kindle books on 1-day Cyber Monday sale
Amazon announced today in this
“Black Friday was the best ever for the Kindle family – customers purchased 4X as many Kindle devices as they did last Black Friday – and last year was a great year…”
That’s certainly impressive as Kindles continue to move into the mainstream.
However, it’s also worth noting that there are a lot more Kindles from which to choose…and the Kindle Fire is really a whole new line of hardware.
Last Black Friday, you basically had two models of the Kindle 3 (now called a Kindle Keyboard) and the Kindle DX. There was a two-second Black Friday deal on Kindle 2s.
This year, we have:
- Kindle The starter: what I call the “Mindle”
- Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi only
- Kindle Touch 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi
- Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi (formerly the Kindle 3)
- Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi (formerly the Kindle 3 3G)
- Kindle DX 9.7 inch (on a several day Black Friday sale, ending today)
- Kindle Fire
That doesn’t mean that they didn’t sell a lot more…I would guess they did. I do think diversifying the reflective Kindles helps, and the introduction of a multi-million seller tablet also drives it up. That’s all to Amazon’s credit…even though the Fire it particular may be an investment for them for future sales.
The Kindle Daily Deal today is actually
These aren’t on sale for a dollar or $1.99, but there are good prices here. I’m seeing a recent bestseller (Go the F**k to Sleep…a profane parody of a children’s book that isn’t for everybody, but has been very popular) for $1.49, for example.
I won’t have time today to go through all these for you, so I’ll just throw in a few notable titles:
- Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
- Chorus Skating (a Spellsinger book) by Alan Dean Foster
- Midnight Never Comes by Jack Higgins
- The Magic Christian by Terry Southern
- Six Days of the Condor by James Grady
- Exodus by Leon Uris
- Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick
- The Sea Around by Rachel Carson
- North Dallas Forty by Peter Gent
- The Boxcar Children (#1 and others) by Gertrude Chandler Warner
- The Roman Hat Mystery by Ellery Queen
If you spot any others you’d recommend in this group, feel free to comment…again, this sale is today only, and may not apply outside the USA. Always check the price before you 1-click.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.