It was the year of the gift tablet — and while cluelessly materialistic kids may have been plunged into the slough of despond at not getting an iPhone under the tree — some may have rejoiced over getting a Kindle; Some 4 million Kindles were sold in December.
It was the best holiday-ever for the Kindle family. In fact, customers purchased more than 1 million Kindle devices each week, with the Kindle Fire tablet leading the pack with most sales, followed by the Kindle Touch and the original Kindle ereader. Kindle devices were also the best-selling products on Amazon in the U.K., Denmark, Spain and Italy.
Christmas Day was, as we predicted, the biggest day ever for Kindle downloads, according to Amazon head Jeff Bezos — unBoxing day as Torsten has dubbed it.
The Kindle graphic novel bestseller list has changed a bit since Torsten first noted it, but 14-year-old Rachel Yu’s How to be a Supervillain still leads. Here’s the top 10:
1. How To Be A Super Villain (A Beautifully Illustrated Children’s Picture Book; Perfect Bedtime Story)- Rachel Yu
2. Ex-Heroes – Peter Clines
3. Batman: The Complete Hush – Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee
4. 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides) — Matthew Inman
5. Watchmen – Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
6. Batman: Year One – Frank Miller
7. Superman Earth One – J. Michael Straczynski, Shane Davis
8. Ex-Patriots (Ex-Heroes Book 2) – Peter Clines
9. Wearing the Cape -Marion G. Harmon
10. Batman: The Long Halloween- Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale
Looks like Alan Moore, Frank Miller, and Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee have taken their customary spots on the bestseller list.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.