Amazon’s Kindle Back In Stock

    April 28, 2008

In a statement on Amazon’s homepage, CEO Jeff Bezos says the company now has Kindles back in stock.

Amazon's Kindle

"Ever since we launched our wireless reading device Kindle last November, we’ve been unable to keep it in stock, and we’ve had to work hard to increase manufacturing capacity. Today, we’re excited to announce that Kindle is in stock and ready for immediate shipment,"Bezos writes.

On the site it says Kindle has been reviewed by more than 2,000 Amazon customers and since its launch Amazon says they have added 25, 000 books, blogs, magazines and newspapers that users can download.

In a letter to shareholders Bezos talks about Kindle. "As you might expect after three years of work, we had sincere hopes that Kindle would be well received, but we did not expect the level of demand that actually materialized. We sold out in the first 5  hours, and our supply chain and manufacturing teams have had to scramble to increase production capacity."

Amazon has not released sales figure for Kindle, it retails through Amazon for $399 and is thinner than most paperbacks and weighs 10.3 ounces. It can hold around 200 books along with newspapers, magazines and a dictionary.