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 :)

2 thoughts on “May 2009 Summary

  1. Pingback: Для Kindle с мая 2009 года 294,881 книг | The-eBook

  2. 100,000 of those books are worthless indie novels, and 100,000 are Project Gutenberg repackagings.

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