Best Selling Kindle Books of 2012 And A Bigger Kindle Fire!

Two interesting articles I found today that I thought I would write about here.  First up is some news about new Kindle hardware. There are rumors circulating that Amazon is working on a new Kindle Fire that is larger than the current one which has a 7 inch screen.

Amazon Working On Bigger Kindle, Apple May Sell Smaller iPad

This surely is a great sign, one it is a step in the right direction to compete with the iPad.  In my opinion the Kindle is a consumption device where users can purchase and consume content such as videos, ebooks and apps.  With a large Kindle Fire device while it won’t be as portable I could see people buying one of these to have around the house to watch video etc.. then have on of the current 7 inch Kindle Fires for travel use.


Publishers Weekly has published the Top Books of 2012(so far). Since we are primarily interested in the Kindle Top 20 here is the list (source Publishers Weekly):

Amazon Kindle Top 20 (as of July 11, 2012)
1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (Vintage)
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
5. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James (Vintage)
6. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James (Vintage)
7. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
8. The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst (Entangled)
9. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central)
10. Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James (Vintage)
11. Defending Jacob by William Landay (Delacorte)
12. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)
13. The Innocent by David Baldacci (Grand Central)
14. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
15. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Berkley)
16. A Game of Thronesby George R.R. Martin (Bantam)
17. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)
18. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Jamie McGuire)
19. The Witness by Nora Roberts (Putnam)
20. 11th Hour by James Patterson (Little, Brown)
As a Kindle author myself I see some interesting trends here that we can use in our own business.  Fiction rules the list(even past the Top 20) and series of fictions books are doing well (Fifty Shares, Hunger Games etc..) Good things to note for your own small self publishing empire!

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