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Top ten ship twice as many on the e-reader than hardbacks and paperback combined

Amazon’s top books sell more on Kindle than in print

Amazon has testified to the remarkable success of ebooks with more eye-catching financial data.

During the past 30 days, Amazon.com customers purchased more Kindle books than print books—hardcover and paperback combined— for the top 10, 25, 100, and 1,000 bestselling books on Amazon.com.

The firm also says sales of the new generation Kindle devices for three weeks in October have already surpassed the total Kindle device sales from October through December 2009.

With Christmas coming, the firm expects sales to grow significantly as the quarter goes on.

* In the 12 weeks following the introduction of the new generation Kindles, Kindle devices or Kindle-related items such as Kindle books and covers represented 15 of the top 15 bestselling items on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk combined.

* Amazon sold more than three times as many Kindle books in the first nine months of 2010 as in the first nine months of 2009.

* The Association of American Publishers’ latest data reports that e-book sales grew 193 per cent between January and August 2010.

Original story at Mobile Entertainment.

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