Net sales for the company were up 51 percent inthe second quarter of 2011 –reaching $9.9 billion for the quarter. Operating income was down, though, $201 million vs $270 million in second quarter 2010. Net income decreased 8% to $191 million in the second quarter,, compared with net income of $207 million.
- Sales growth of Kindle devices accelerated in second quarter 2011 compared to first quarter 2011.
- Since AT&T agreed to sponsor screensavers, Kindle 3G with Special Offers is now our bestselling Kindle device – at only $139.
- The U.S. Kindle Store now has more than 950,000 books, including New Releases and 110 of 111 New York Times Bestsellers. Over 800,000 of these books are $9.99 or less, including 65 New York Times Bestsellers. Millions of free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle.
Huh. Did you catch the part about the the 950k titles and millions more free ones? I’m not sure anyone else can make that boast. Kobo say 2.4 million titles, but they don’t mention the exact split.