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<strong><h3 itemprop="name" style="text-align: left;">Originally posted Feb. 3, 2011, and not *exactly* right:</h3> <h3 itemprop="name" style="text-align: center;">The Real Story Behind Those Single-Digit Kindle Margins:</h3> <h3 itemprop="name" style="text-align: center;">Amazon Has Positioned Itself for a 50% Overall Market Share</h3> <h3 itemprop="name" style="text-align: center;">in the U.S. Book Business</h3></strong>

Originally posted Feb. 3, 2011, and not *exactly* right:

The Real Story Behind Those Single-Digit Kindle Margins:

Amazon Has Positioned Itself for a 50% Overall Market Share

in the U.S. Book Business

(Editor’s Note: I originally published this post on February 3, 2011. The bottom-line prediction that “before the end of 2012, Amazon could own more than half of the U.S. book business across all formats,” isn’t quite right. But there seems to be increasing evidence that, to borrow a phrase from futurist Ray Kurzweil, it could […]

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We Select a Kindle Tablet Sweepstakes Winner, and Just in the Nick of Time, We Have Rumors of 4 Million Kindle Tablets Slated for Production!

By Steve Windwalker The fun continued yesterday at Kindle Nation as we closed out our month-long Kindle Tablet Sweepstakes by selecting the name of grand prize winner Linda Ronne at random from the names of 4,233 Kindle Nation citizens who entered. Although we have already given out two brand-new Kindles to Kindle Nation citizens who […]

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A Tale of Two Indie Authors: John Locke Becomes the First Independently Published Author to Join the “Kindle Million Club,” and Amanda Hocking Goes Big League

Here are two cases of very big news for the two most successful “direct to Kindle” indie authors to date. First, Amazon announced moments ago that John Locke has become the first indie author to sell a million Kindle books, with the following titles: Now & Then (a Donovan Creed Novel) Follow the Stone Lethal […]

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CITI Analyst Estimates 16 Million Kindle Sales in 2011; 26 Million Kindles and 752 Million Kindle Books in 2012 ... And We Think He's Right

CITI Analyst Estimates 16 Million Kindle Sales in 2011; 26 Million Kindles and 752 Million Kindle Books in 2012 … And We Think He’s Right

By Steve Windwalker Originally posted at BookGorilla.com Following up on our post over at Kindle Nation yesterday about Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney’s predictions that the Kindle’s slice of total Amazon revenues will continue to rise this year and next, we note (via TechCrunch) that Mahaney has also increased his estimate of how many Kindle devices […]

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Taking a Huge Bite Out of Apple’s Music Ecosystem: Amazon Brings Magical Kindle-Style Customer-Centric Convenience and Connectivity to Music with the Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player

This is huge. Depending on your point of view, you might think this has nothing to do with the Kindle. Or, if you’re like me, you may well think it has everything to do with the Kindle. But this morning Amazon introduced a new suite of services that employ the Amazon Cloud to offer customers […]

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Guest Post by Susan Moody Prieto of WorldReader.org: "Win a Kindle Lover's Dream Trip to Ghana!"

Guest Post by Susan Moody Prieto of WorldReader.org: “Win a Kindle Lover’s Dream Trip to Ghana!”

Regular readers of Kindle Nation may recall our past efforts to help get the word out about a terrific non-profit organization called WorldReader.org that is doing all it can to spread the Kindle Revolution worldwide: A Great Video from WorldReader.org – 500 Down, Millions to Go Helping Kids Around the World to Read, One Kindle […]

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Helping Kids Around the World to Read, One Kindle at a Time

Helping Kids Around the World to Read, One Kindle at a Time

If you’re interested in helping to spread the magic of the Kindle Revolution around the world, you might be interested in this relatively new non-profit organization. Worldreader.org is a Barcelona-based not-for-profit devoted to making digital books available to children in developing countries. Using emerging e-book/reader technology, the organization’s mission is to improve children’s lives.  (Here’s […]

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The Kindle Reader

The Kindle Reader

The Kindle Reader is just the kind of thing we need more, much more, of. It’s an intelligent, thoughtful, well-written blog maintained by Jan, a retired librarian and Kindle owner. She offers reviews on a wide variety of Kindle Edition books. My own preference would be for a few more indie and small-press titles, but […]

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