This is just … brilliant.
Daily Archives: October 25, 2010
Sue [Virtue] immediately sat us down and said, ‘No let us do it. Lets find the time.’ And I said, ‘Oh, but we’re really, really busy…’ and then she said, ‘You’re always going to be really, really busy. Lets just get some scripts done.’
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
I didn’t correct the typo in the quote, but it’s actually Sue Vertue.
I like her tack: Yes, you’re busy, you always are — but do it anyway.
During the past 30 days, Amazon.com customers purchased more Kindle books than print books — hardcover and paperback combined — for the top 10, 25, 100, and 1,000 bestselling books on Amazon.com.
Sarah Weinman notes that these are statistics without numbers to back them up.
That’s not the point. This press release isn’t aimed at us readers.
It’s Amazon stabbing the hell out of Sony, Kobo, Borders and, especially, Barnes & Noble (whose announcement tomorrow they are trying to blunt). Those stores — well, except Sony — also do print sales and can compare their in-house stats and feel depressed by Amazon’s lead.