End-of-year 2013 Kindle facts and figures

Kindle facts and figures

For years, Amazon achieved mastery in hiding its business figures. We’ve heard about “records” or “millions”, but no hard facts were given.

This is slowly changing. In autumn, online giant started to pack its press releases with facts which can give an idea on how things are going.

In a latest release there are some really interesting figures about Kindle devices and books. However, when it comes to the number of Kindles sold, the mysterious lack of specificity is still there.

Christmas 2013 Kindle facts and figures

Holiday bestselling tablets: Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7”, and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9”.

Holiday Kindle ebook bestsellers: Sycamore Row by John Grisham, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

More than 200,000 exclusive books were added to Kindle Store in 2013.

Cyber Monday holiday shopping weekend was the best ever for Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers.

Selection in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library in 2013 grew from 250,000 books to over 475,000 books.

The most gifted Kindle ebook during the holiday season 2013 was John Grisham’s Sycamore Row.

The best-selling Kindle Direct Publishing author during the holiday season was H.M. Ward.

150 Kindle Direct Publishing authors each sold more than 100,000 copies of their books in 2013. Top sellers this year include Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton.