Validating Kindle 3 Sales of Millions sold this quarter

One of my technical helpers is getting a Kindle 3 for Xmas and we were talking about setting it up for the family.  At $139 it is hard to argue with as a gift, and they know I’ll be totally into how to set it up and I know the tip for what happens if the Kindle 3 locks up and has a frozen screen.

Today CNET news digs into the Kindle Community to find some data on the #' sold.  How well is the Kindle 3 selling?

Amazon: 'Millions' of Kindles sold this quarter

by David Carnoy

Amazon continues to hint at very strong sales numbers for the Kindle without giving exact figures.

(Credit: Amazon)

Last week, Barnes & Noble's chairman Len Riggio mentioned in an interview that his company was producing 18,000 Nook Colors per day, straining to keep up with holiday demand. This week it's Amazon's turn to trumpet Kindle sales, but it isn't CEO Jeff Bezos doing the talking. The company sometimes prefers to do its PR via its own "Kindle Community" message boards.

In this case, the little nugget of info was embedded in a thank you to customers for helping Amazon sell millions of Kindles and a reminder that the device is offering the latest, "most advanced" E Ink Pearl display (which the e-ink Nook doesn't have).

"Thanks to you, in just the first 73 days of this holiday quarter, we've already sold millions of our all-new Kindles with the latest E Ink Pearl display," the post reads. "In fact, in the last 73 days, readers have purchased more Kindles than we sold during all of 2009."

Going to my own data source my blog entry on resetting the Kindle here is the past 3 months of traffic.  Note there is no big drop off in hits to my blog entry.  I think my blog entry gives some pretty solid evidence of Kindle 3 sales.  I wonder how much my data analytics is worth to the Barnes and Noble Nook guys.  Smile


What is kind of scary is there are 13,000 page views for frozen Kindles. 

Top 10 search terms.


Another top traffic entry I have is on the top 5 data center construction companies.