Peter Kafka

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Amazon Says New Kindle Is "Fastest-Selling Ever"

So how many Kindles is Amazon selling? Go ahead and make up a number, if you’d like–Amazon never provides any real sales data about the Kindle, and it’s not starting now.

Still, for the record: “More new generation Kindles were ordered in the first four weeks of availability than in the same timeframe following any other Kindle launch.” And Amazon (AMZN) customers are now ordering more Kindles than anything else in the store, says Amazon.

Meanwhile, Kindle readers like “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” too. Amazon reports that “the most popular” Kindle titles  “are the books in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, ‘Star Island’ by Carl Hiaasen and ‘The Rembrandt Affair’ by Daniel Silva.”


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”