Amazon Kindle Breaks Monthly Sales Record
Amazon.com has announced that December has been the best month for sales of its Kindle electronic book reader.
The company did not provide any sales figures or comparisons for its Kindle, but did say it is the most wished for, and most gifted item across all of Amazon.
Amazon said it is now offering free two-day expedited shipping for the Kindle between now and December 22, with shipping for delivery on or before December 24. Amazon’s chief rivals in the electronic reader market, Sony and Barnes & Noble have not been able to deliver their products in time for the holidays.
Amazon is hoping that its latest Kindle announcement will boost sales even further and help it to emerge as the clear winner in the e-reader marketplace.
"We’ve made it even easier and faster for gift-givers to order Kindle. Kindle is available today with FREE Two-day Shipping in time for Christmas," said Ian Freed, vice president, Amazon Kindle.
"Kindle is the gift for readers. Now you don’t have to guess which books to give someone — with Kindle, you can give them the gift of choosing over 390,000 books and more than 100 top newspapers and magazines from around the world and begin reading them in less than 60 seconds."