Well, friends. My surgery is now behind me, and thank God, the preliminary news is all good. Although I’m posting about my journey back to a clean bill of health over on CaringBridge, I thought it a good idea to let my blog readers know I’m doing well less than 24 hours post surgery.
Now to the Kindle news as reported by Publishers Weekly:
Amazon Says It’s Sold ‘Millions’ of Kindles This Quarter
In a mild break with its policy of withholding Kindle sales numbers, Amazon has stated, in a letter to Kindle customers posted on its Kindle discussion boards, that “in just the first 73 days of this holiday quarter, we’ve already sold millions of our all-new Kindles.” Signed by “The Kindle Team,” the letter goes on to state that these sales represent more Kindles sold than in all of 2009. This is Amazon’s most concrete statement about Kindle sales and a clear indicator that e-reader sales have ramped up this year.
Robin here: It was funny to read this because yesterday, when I was being transferred down to Nuclear Medicine, I had my Kindle with me and the transport fellow asked me about it since he was thinking of buying one for his girlfriend. But he didn’t know if he should get a Kindle or a Nook or a Sony. So I launched into the reasons why I prefer the Kindle above the Nook or the Sony. Even the color Nook doesn’t tempt me. When he left me at my destination, he thanked me and said he was sold now on the Kindle. About two hours later (glowing from radiation — just kidding), the same young man came to take me back to pre-op. When we arrived at my cubicle, I said, “Don’t forget to buy that Kindle for your girlfriend.” He laughed and said he’d already ordered it while I was downstairs.
Okay, Amazon. Where’s my commission? LOL!