Amazon loves Kindles, hates quantifying

John Moe Oct 26, 2010 is hoping to take a little of the shine off today’s expected announcement of Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color. Amazon says that they sold more Kindles during the month of October than they did in the entire 4th quarter of last year (obviously, the 4th quarter is when a company like that makes its money). Moreover, they say that electronic books are now outselling physical books, that’s hardcover and paperback combined. Vexingly, Amazon still refuses to say HOW MANY Kindles they sold. They’ve never disclosed those numbers.

There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.