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Kindle DX Release Date Is Set

Amazon Kindle DX

Amazon Kindle DX

According to Amazon website Kindle DX will ship on the the 10th of June 10th, 2009. There were some speculations earlier about release date being 6th of July or 24th or June. However as it turns out we can start enjoying large screen reading much sooner.

I hope that my order it high enough in line to ship on first day Kindle DX is available so you can see a comprehensive hands-on review from me as soon as it arrives.

As for the Kindle DX Release Date contest, I realize that one week before official announcement rule would bar all entries but I wouldn’t feel right about it. Therefore I’ll choose a winner from people who submitted entries on or before 31st of April. I’ll post results once I’ve contacted the winner. I don’t think anyone would object to this last minute change in the rules.

There are more contests coming up and best way to stay on top of them is to subscribe to this blog.

May 2009 Summary

During May 19,885 new books were added to the Kindle Store with 294,881 books at the end of the month. This corresponds to 7.23% growth.

Kindle Book Count May 2009

Kindle Book Count May 2009

Here is break down by categories:

Kindle Book Categories, May 2009

Kindle Book Categories, May 2009

Category Apr-09 May-09 Change
Advice & How-to 19,393 20,939 1,546
Arts & Entertainment 8,749 9,505 756
Biographies & Memoirs 9,833 11,210 1,377
Business & Investing 24,938 26,512 1,574
Children’s Chapter Books 9,191 10,354 1,163
Computers & Internet 12,710 13,285 575
Cooking, Food & Wine 3,050 3,050
Fantasy 4,618 5,058 440
Fiction 108,465 116,551 8,086
General 1,752 1,858 106
History 19,297 20,957 1,660
Humor 4,673 5,865 1,192
Lifestyle & Home 12,871 14,094 1,223
Literary Fiction 8,133 9,213 1,080
Mystery & Thrillers 12,231 13,022 791
Nonfiction 165,236 176,142 10,906
Parenting & Families 5,322 5,807 485
Politics & Current Events 11,187 11,478 291
Reference 9,557 10,147 590
Religion & Spirituality 22,608 24,609 2,001
Romance 15,078 16,105 1,027
Science 35,746 36,497 751
Science Fiction 6,570 6,984 414
Sports 3,587 3,992 405
Travel 3,124 3,475 351

While I didn’t track number of blogs initially, at the end of the month it was 5,368. Up almost 4k from estimated initial count of 1,4k +286%

Kindle Blog Count, May 2009

Kindle Blog Count, May 2009

Here is break down by categories:

Kindle Blog Categories, May 2009

Kindle Blog Categories, May 2009

Category Count
Arts & Entertainment 1,295
Business & Investing 952
Humor & Satire 492
Industry Focus 777
Internet & Technology 1,718
Lifestyle & Culture 1,925
News, Politics & Opinion 1,132
Regional & Travel 378
Science 326
Sports 565

Here’s brief recoup of the blog for the previous month:

“Good Kindle Books at a Glance” covered Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank HerbertH.G. Wells and Douglas Adams

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it :)