Amazon K3 best selling product in Amazon’s history

But what does that actually mean? From the press release: today announced that the third-generation Kindle is now the bestselling product in Amazon's history, eclipsing "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)." The company also announced that on its peak day, Nov. 29, customers ordered more than 13.7 million items worldwide across all product categories, which is a record-breaking 158 items per second.


Amazon Worldwide 2010 Holiday Facts (includes,,,,,,, and

  • On Christmas Day, 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.
  • On the peak day this season, Amazon's worldwide fulfillment network shipped over 9 million units across all product categories.
  • Amazon shipped to 178 countries.
  • One of Amazon's most remote shipments contained the "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue," "Toy Story" DVDs, "Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul," NHL 11, Halo Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops and was delivered to the hamlet of Grise Fiord, north of the Arctic Circle in Canada.
  • Amazon shipped over 350,000 units to APO/FPO addresses. 2010 Holiday Facts ( only):

  • Kindle (Wi-Fi) and Kindle 3G were the best-selling products on this holiday season.
  • "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" was the most purchased Kindle book on Christmas Day.
  • "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" was the most gifted Kindle book on Christmas Day.
  • Of Amazon's top 500 most popular Kindle books, "The Dork Diaries" saw the greatest gain in popularity on Christmas Day.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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