Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Stieg Larsson Rules Kindle on Christmas

By Jason Boog on Galley Cat, December 27, 2010 3:53 PM

Amazon returned from the holiday season with another vague press release, calling the new Kindle the “bestselling product in Amazon’s history” without adding any concrete sales figures. Interestingly enough, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the most popular Kindle book given as a gift on Christmas Day.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had this statement: “We’re grateful to the millions of customers who have made the all-new Kindle the bestselling product in the history of Amazon — surpassing Harry Potter 7 … We’re seeing that many of the people who are buying Kindles also own an LCD tablet. Customers report using their LCD tablets for games, movies, and web browsing and their Kindles for reading sessions … Kindle’s $139 price point is a key factor — it’s low enough that people don’t have to choose.”

If you are looking to fill up your Kindle, follow these links to read sample chapters from the best books of the year–our literary mixtape collection: Best Novels of 2010, the Best YA Books of 2010, the Best eBooks of 2010, and the Best Nonfiction of 2010. If you are looking for larger gifts, eBookNewser has a holiday gift guide for eReaders.

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