Amazon announced that it’s been the best holiday ever for the Kindle. Not much of a surprise really, but the numbers are pretty impressive. Keep in mind, they include the Kindle Fire.
Some highlights Amazon points to:
“We are grateful to our customers worldwide for making this the best holiday ever for Kindle,” said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. “And in a huge milestone for independent publishing, we’d also like to congratulate Darcie Chan, the author of ‘The Mill River Recluse,’ and Chris Culver, the author of ‘The Abbey,’ for writing two of the best-selling Kindle books of the year.”
Amazon also laid out some significant successes for Kindle Direct Publishing. For one, The month’s top selling direct-publishing book was “Wife by Wednesday,” which was also the number 5 overall best-selling Kindle book for the month. Author Catherin Bybee has been able to leave her day job to become a full-time writer.
Also this year, Kindle Direct Publishing author CJ Lyons reached number 2 on Amazon’s Best Seller list, as well as number 2 on the NY Times Best Seller list . She also was able to quit her day job.