Kindle becomes Amazon UK’s biggest selling product

Kindle becomes Amazon UK's biggest selling product.

We can’t say this comes as much as a surprise to us because the buzz around the product has been incredible, but the Kindle is now officially the best selling product on Amazon.co.uk.

Launching back in August, the sharply priced Kindle comes in two flavours – Wi-Fi only for £109 and Wi-Fi plus 3G for £149 – with sales being driven by very positive write-ups, strong word of mouth reviews and a major advertising campaign.

“In our financial results this evening, we announced that Kindle is the number one bestselling product on Amazon.co.uk.” purred Amazon.

“In the twelve weeks following the introduction of the new generation of Kindles, customers ordered more Kindle devices on Amazon.co.uk than any other product.”

Kindle becomes Amazon UK's biggest selling product

Frustratingly, Amazon won’t release disclose British sales figures, but globally profits soared 16% to $231 million (£147 million) in the third quarter, with revenues accelerating smartly up 39% to $7.56 billion (£4.8 billion).

Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6″ Display, Graphite -£109

Kindle, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6″ Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally -£149

One Comment on “Kindle becomes Amazon UK’s biggest selling product”

  1. As a book lover I am intrigued by these things. But my iphone with the Stanza book app (combined with the magnificent Gutenberg Project) does me just fine. So I’m not looking for another book gadget.

    I mean I was given a Kindle I wouldn’t burn it if but I am unlikely to buy something else..something else that I have to carry around…when I already have a gajillion books for free on my iPhone..

    One book gadget I miss from my old Treo 650 smartphone was a book-reading app that let the pages gently scroll past at a pace you could adjust – rather like an autocue. I can’t find anything that can replicate that experience on the iPhone…

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