2014 Annual Snapshot

2014 Annual Snapshot

This is my annual Snapshot. I also do ones I do every month, and I should have the regular monthly Snapshot out later today.

It amazes me to see how much things change from one year to the next.  I’m also going to compare some different things than I do in the monthly ones. I’ll use the data I take on January 1st of each of the years, except for some of the broader topics (like number of Kindle models).

Titles in the Kindle store

  • 2014 (taken January 1 2015): 3,104,676 (+32%)
  • 2013 (taken January 1 2014): 2,351,139 (+40%)
  • 2012 (taken January 1 2013): 1,805,001 (+55%)
  • 2011 (taken January 1 2012): 1,165,654 (+52%)
  • 2010 (taken January 1 2011): 766,131 (+91%)
  • 2009 (taken January 1 2010) : 401,773
Magazines
  • 2014 (taken January 1 2015): 638 (-5%)
  • 2013 (taken January 1 2014): 670 (+14%)
  • 2012 (taken January 1 2013): 586 (+58%)
  • 2011 (taken January 1 2012): 370 (+400%)
  • 2010 (taken January 1 2011): 74 (+72.1%)
  • 2009 (taken January 1 2010) : 43
Newspapers
  • 2014 (taken January 1 2015): 175 (-1%)
  • 2013 (taken January 1 2014): 176 (-12%)
  • 2012 (taken January 1 2013): 200  (+6%)
  • 2011 (taken January 1 2012): 188 (+23%)
  • 2010 (taken January 1 2011): 153 (+72.1%)
  • 2009 (taken January 1 2010) : 89
Blogs
  • 2014 (taken January 1 2015): 14,392 (+3%)
  • 2013 (taken January 1 2014): 14,030 (+7%)
  • 2012 (taken January 1 2013): 13,110  (-3%)
  • 2011 (taken January 1 2012): 13,571 (+22%)
  • 2010 (taken January 1 2011): 11,087 (+39%)
  • 2009 (taken January 1 2010) : 7,992

Percentage of books from one penny to fifty dollars that are under $10

  • 2014 (taken January 1 2015): 88% (-.1%)
  • 2013 (taken January 1 2014): 88.1% (-1.8%)
  • 2012 (taken January 1 2013):  89.9% (+.9%)
  • 2011 (taken January 1 2012): 89.0% (+.2%)
  • 2010 (taken January 1 2011): 88.8% (+5.7$)
  • 2009 (taken January 1 2010) : 83.1%

Kindle/Fire models available new from Amazon in the USA

  • 2014 (taken January 1 2015)…prices listed are the non-discounted ones Amazon listsin the “family stripe” (the lowest price, typically with Special Offers, the lowest memory, and no 4G), and may change any time Kindle ($79 model, the “Mindle Touch”), Kindle Paperwhite 2 ($119), Kindle Voyage ($199), Fire HD 6 ($99), Fire HD 7 ($139), Fire HD Kids Edition ($189), Fire HDX ($239), Fire HDX 8.9″ ($379). Other devices in the “family”: Fire TV ($99), Fire TV Stick ($39), Fire Phone $449 (unlocked GSM)
  • 2013 (taken January 1 2014)…prices listed are the ones Amazon lists in the “family stripe” (the lowest price, typically with Special Offers, the lowest memory, and no 4G), and may change any time: Kindle ($69 model…the “Mindle”), Kindle Paperwhite 2nd generation wi-fi only ($119 with Special Offers), Kindle Paperwhite 2nd generation with 3G ($189), Kindle DX ($199), Kindle Fire HD 2nd generation ($139), Kindle Fire HDX 7″ ($229), Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ ($379), and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ ($229)
  • 2012 (taken January 1 2013): Kindle ($69 model…the “Mindle”), Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire 7″ 2nd generation Standard Definition, Kindle Fire 7″ HD, Kindle Fire 8.9″ HD
  • 2011 (taken January 1 2012): Kindle  ($79/$109 model…the “Mindle”), Kindle Keyboard (formerly the Kindle 3), Kindle Touch, Kindle DX, Kindle Fire
  • 2010 (taken January 1 2011): Kindle 3, Kindle DX
  • 2009 (taken January 1 2010) : Kindle 2, Kindle DX

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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