Kindle is Amazon's all-time best-selling product; Kobo and Nooks sell out during holidays

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Amazon's e-reader, the Kindle, is now the online retailer giant's best-selling product of all time.

Toronto's Kobo Inc., a subsidiary of the Chapters/Indigo chain, maker of competing e-reader Kobo, saw many of its device accessories sell out in online retailers and in stores across Canada.

Barnes & Noble, with their e-reader, the Nook, was reportedly sold out at many retailers as Christmas shoppers went all-out for these products. 

Sony didn't mention anything about its e-readers, but it also has a much less vested interest in the e-reader space than the above three companies, which are all heavily involved in the declining printed book industry, where e-books may be the saviour.

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Company:
Amazon
Website:
http://www.amazon.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc., seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of... more

Company:
Indigo Books & Music Inc.
Website:
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Indigo Books & Music Inc. is the largest book retailer in Canada operating bookstores in all 10 provinces under the names, Indigo, Chapters, World's Biggest Bookstore, and Coles. Indigo also operates chapters.indigo.ca an online retailer of books, music, movies, and more. A Canadian company based in Toronto, Ontario, Indigo provides consumers with inspiring retail and online environments for books and life... more

Company:
Kobo, Inc.
Website:
http://www.kobobooks.com/
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kobo is a global eReading service backed by majority shareholder Indigo Books & Music, Borders Group, REDgroup Retail, and Cheung Kong Holdings. Kobo believes consumers should be able to read any book on any device. With a catalog of over two million eBooks, and an open platform, Kobo enables retailers, device manufacturers and mobile operators to bring the joy of eReading to customers everywhere. For more... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more




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