In a press-release from E-Tailer, Amazon, the firm announced that it had sold "well over one million Kindle devices per week." making this Amazon's "best holiday ever" for the Kindle line-up.
What's also interesting to note is that the number one and number four best-selling Kindle E-Books were both published independently and directly by their authors through the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) service. So for the aspiring writers out there, who are perhaps unable to find a publisher or profit-margins/predicted-sales are too low for print, perhaps KDP is the service for you, which offers royalty rates of 70 per cent and 35 per cent, dependant upon the territories books are sold in.
Perhaps most surprising is that the number one best-seller on Amazon.com was the Kindle Fire, despite cheaper E-Ink alternatives, the Kindle Touch and the standard Kindle E-Reader, which followed to take the number two and number three best-seller spots respectively. Both the Kindle Fire and the Kindle Touch are not yet available outside of the US, rumours suggest that the matter is stock or certification related, either way, Amazon may have just missed a good selling opportunity for these devices around the rest of the world.
With millions more Kindle Fire tablets out there in the wild, with a global launch yet to take place, perhaps, providing recent rumours are accurate, Apple should be looking to drop the price of its iPad 2 sooner, rather than later, to steal away as much of the low-end market as possible before the Kindle Fire hits the rest of the globe. Having the Kindle application available in the App Store could be a positive attribute for Apple tablets sales when up against the Kindle Fire.