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Kindle Fire HD Sold At Cost – Jeff Bezos

People have generally assumed that Amazon was subsidizing the Kindle Fire to some degree.  Analysts have estimated that the cost of materials and manufacturing was roughly equal to the asking price and when the first Kindle Fire was launched it was suspected that Amazon could be losing as much as $15 per device to keep […]

Kindle Price Drop… again!!!

In June Amazon dropped the price on Kindle 2 by $60.00 only 4 month after it was originally released. Today, 4 month later, Kindle 2 price dropped by another $40.00. You can now purchase brand new K2 for $259.00. So in eight months since the release the price went down $100.00 or nearly 28% It […]

Kindle Photo of the Day #33: Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com. Jeff spent his hour reading a manuscript on an Amazon Kindle. Photo by video services If you have an image that you would like to submit for Kindle Photo of the Day, then please get in touch! you can send the image via email to – […]

Kindle on the rampage, book sales double since May hitting 12%

Rampage is literally the word to use in this instance. A Time magazine article last week said; “on a title-by-title basis, of the 130,000 titles available on Kindle and in physical form, Kindle sales now make up over 12% of sales for those titles.” That’s according to a Time magazine source inside Amazon, now consider […]

A very boring BookExpo ends, Amazon missed an opportunity

BookExpo, the US industry largest annual trade exhibition ended last month in Los Angeles without a clear strategy to revive the industry. The book industry which is going through troubling times lacks a clear strategy to move forward, with the advent and popularisation of new technologies like the Kindle and the internet challenging the traditional […]

Jeff Bezos invests in Twitter

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has taken a personal stake in microblogging service Twitter. Bezos made the investment through Bezos Expeditions – his personal investment vehicle. From the Twitter blog: We’re happy to announce two new members of our investment team: Bijan Sabet with Spark Capital in Boston and Jeff Bezos of Bezos Expeditions in Seattle. […]

Business Like Bezos: Portfolio.com interviews Amazon founder Jeff Bezos about the Kindle

Portfolio contributing editor Kevin Maney interviewed Jeff Bezos in a packed auditorium at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Bazos and Maney discussed many topics during the lengthy 1 hour 30 minute interview – everything from Bazos personal life, how he makes business/personal decisions, the founding and growth of Amazon, Amazons Infrastructure Services, Amazon […]

Jeff Bezos interview at the “D: All Things Digital Conference”

Our old friend Walt Mossberg sat down with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos this morning at the “D: All Things Digital Conference”. Walt Mossberg gave the Kindle a luke-warm reception back in November calling it “mediocre” and “marred by annoying flaws”. He liked the idea and the shopping experience behind the Kindle, but thought that the […]