Peter Kafka

Recent Posts by Peter Kafka

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.”

Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald