June 11, 2009
Kindle Store Data Point
For the record: It takes about 25 sales to make it into the top 10 best-selling “technothriller” list in the Kindle store. (Technothriller!)
Question for you: Any blogs or boards where you think I ought to be promoting this? Kindle-centric blogs… book blogs with a penchant for new forms… hubs for short fiction? Just curious. Leave a comment or email me, robin at snarkmarket.
While I’m writing: Gotta give manifold props to John August, whose Kindle short story The Variant was what convinced me to put Penumbra on the Kindle as well. He’s also written up some observations of the Kindle market as a whole, and the general takeaway seems to be: The numbers are all really low. The best-selling books in the Kindle store sell around 500 copies a day. And okay, that’s actually a lot. But it’s not iPhone-scale at all, and of course the numbers drop off steeply from there. How many Kindles are there in the world? Less than a million, right? It’s still a tiny universe.