Amazon Shows Huge eGrowth This Holiday Season

Amazon posts huge gains this holiday season

Amazon has released its 2011 holiday report, and DAMN. 

The online retailer moved one million Kindles a week (yes, 1,000,000 a week) during the month of December. The gifting of Kindle eBooks was up 175 percent between Black Friday and Christmas, compared to the same period last year. And Christmas day was the biggest day ever for Kindle book downloads. 

You can view the entire report at this link, and it's very interesting. Besides offering some kitschy/ridiculous facts (Amazon customers purchased enough copies of Steve Jobs to stack higher than Mt. Everest), there's also a lot of good insight into best-selling books and self-publishing trends.

The site's best-selling book was Steve Jobs, and the best-selling eBook was The Hunger Games.

And more good news for self-publishers: The top-selling Kindle Direct Publishing book for December was Wife by Wednesday by Catherine Bybee. But it also cracked the top five best-selling Kindle books overall.  

Image of Steve Jobs
Author: Walter Isaacson
Price: $21.21
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2011)
Binding: Hardcover, 656 pages
Image of The Hunger Games (Book 1)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Price: $8.79
Publisher: Scholastic Press (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 384 pages
Image of Wife by Wednesday (Weekday Brides)
Author: Catherine Bybee
Price: $11.97
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 244 pages

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Joshua Chaplinsky's picture
Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life December 30, 2011 - 7:16am

That is so much Kindle. I bet this gives Amazon a huge eRection.

Arkadia's picture
Arkadia from Australia is reading Selected Poems by W.H. Auden December 30, 2011 - 9:38am

I'm just commenting here to applaud the above comment.