View Full Version : HarperCollins Announce 100,000 Christmas Day Downloads

12-28-2011, 04:22 PM


Kind of puts the nail in the coffin of the 'e-publishing-is-going-to-kill-off-big-publishing' argument. ;)

12-28-2011, 05:15 PM
I know around here Kindle fire has been advertised like no one's business. I say as long as books are selling yay! Although I have been going the epub route so it is good news ;)

12-30-2011, 02:34 PM
I;d say that we're going to see higher figures over the next couple of days as the folks who got a kindle for Xmas figure out how to use them. This week, between Christmas and New Year is going to be quite telling in terms of downloads.

Eddyz Aquila
12-30-2011, 07:40 PM
Which means that the publishing business, no matter whether if it's an e book or a hard copy, is selling books. And that's what really counts. :)

12-30-2011, 10:41 PM
Okay, here are some more figures:


Amazon.com has said Christmas Day was the "biggest ever day for Kindle book downloads," with two of its top four bestselling 2011 titles being self-published ones.
The online giant announced that US customers purchased "well over 1m Kindle devices per week" throughout December, with Kindle Fire its Amazon.com bestseller, followed by Kindle Touch at number two, and the Kindle at number three.

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Darcie Chan's The Mill River Recluse and Chris Culver's The Abbey, both published independently by their authors using Kindle Direct Publishing, were at number one and number four on the US Kindle bestseller list, Amazon.com said.
Gifting of Kindle books was up 175% between Black Friday (25th November) and Christmas Day in comparison to 2010, it added.


Printed book sales soared by 10% (6.9m) week-on-week during the week before Christmas Day.


The number of apps downloaded on Google and Apple surged 125% worldwide to 242m on Christmas Day, with Apple's iBooks app in sixth position on its free downloads chart,The Guardian reports (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/dec/28/christmas-app-downloads-soar?newsfeed=true). On Christmas Eve, 150m apps were installed across the two systems.