Amazon’s third-generation Kindle has replaced
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book seven of the Harry potter series) as the best-selling product in Amazon’s history.
The Christmas period has been a bumper season for the Kindle. On Christmas Day in 2010 “more people turned on new Kindles for the first time, downloaded more Kindle Buy Once, Read Everywhere apps, and purchased more Kindle books than on any other day in history” said Amazon in a December 27 press release.
While Kindle sales might be on the rise, Amazon says they are not eating into the tablet market. E-reader price wars have established a low entry-level price point for the electronic Silicone Custom Wristbands (www.24hourswristband.com) reading devices (the Kindle sells for $139), meaning that many consumers don’t have to decide between an e-reader and a tablet.
“We’re seeing that many of the people who are buying Kindles also own an LCD tablet,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and CEO.
“Customers report using their LCD tablets for games, movies, and web browsing and their Kindles for reading sessions.”
Amazon.com’s Hot Holiday Bestsellers (Nov. 14 through Dec. 19, based on units ordered):
Electronics: Kindle (Wi-Fi); Kindle 3G; and Apple iPod touch 8GB
Toys: Scrabble Flash Cubes; Qwirkle Board Game; and LEGO Ultimate Building Set
Video Games and Hardware: Call of Duty: Black Ops; Just Dance 2; and Donkey Kong Country Returns
Sports & Outdoors: Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set; Razor A Kick Scooter; unique guest book and Power Balance Silicone Wristband
Movies: Inception, The Blind Side, and Toy Story 3
Kindle Books: The Confession: A Novel by John Grisham; Decision Points by George Bush; and Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Amazon MP3: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West; The 99 Most Essential Christmas Masterpieces (Amazon Exclusive) by various artists; and Born Free by Kid Rock
Watches: Timex Women’s Sports Digital Watch; Timex Kids’ My First Outdoor Black Fast Wrap Watch; and Casio Men’s G-Shock Classic Digital Watch
Beauty: Philosophy Limited Edition Hope in a Jar; Philosophy Peppermint Bark Duo; and Burt’s Bees impact of social networking Essential Body Kit
Home, Garden & Pets: Swarovski 2010 Annual Edition Crystal Snowflake Ornament; Cuisinart SmartStick 200-Watt Immersion Hand Blender; and Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler
Clothing & Accessories: Levi’s Men’s 501 Jean; Levi’s Men 550 Relaxed Fit Jean; and Levi’s Men’s 505 Regular Straight Fit Jean
Shoes and Handbags: UGG Australia Women’s Classic Short Boots; Red Large Vicky Giraffe Print Faux Leather Satchel Bag; and BEARPAW Women’s Eva 10″ Boot
Health & Personal Care: Philips Norelco Men’s Shaving System; Omron Digital Pocket Pedometer; and Philips Sonicare Essence Power Toothbrush
Home Improvement: Black & Decker Ratcheting ReadyWrench; Striker Magnetic LED Light-Mine Flashlight; and Rockwell Jawhorse
Automotive Parts & Accessories: Battery Tender Junior; Wagan Heated Seat Cushion; and Michelin Digital Programmable Tire Gauge
Baby: Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes; Cloud b Twilight Constellation Night Light, Turtle; and Baby Einstein Bendy Ball
Software: Anime Studio Debut 7; Manga Studio Debut 4; and Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
Grocery: Coffee People Donut Shop K-Cups for Keurig Brewers; Vita Coco 100% Pure Coconut Water; and Numi Tea Bamboo Flowering Tea Gift Set
Wireless: Samsung Captivate Android Phone (AT&T); HTC DROID INCREDIBLE Android Phone (Verizon Wireless); and Motorola DROID X Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)
Frustration-Free Packaging: Transcend 4 GB Class Flash Memory Card; Fujifilm FinePix 12.2 MP Digital Camera; and Coffee People Donut Shop K-Cups for Keurig Brewers