The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



November 30th, 2009

How Many Kindles Does It Take to Top Amazon Sales?

I never quote verbatim from an entire blog post, but how could I do this one from the WSJ blogs any better? By Andrew LaVallee said Monday that the Kindle is having its best month ever. As always, however, it didn’t say how many sales that amounts to. The online retailer said in a…

October 23rd, 2009

A VERY Strong Quarter From Amazon; Kindle Sales Still a Mystery

My colleague Mark Anderson calls the company “Amazin’” and I often think he’s calling it straight. The company yesterday announced its third-quarter results, and financially, they’re stupendous: Net sales increased 28% to $5.45 billion in the third quarter, compared with $4.26 billion in third quarter 2008. Net income increased 68% to $199 million in the…