Amazon begins shipping bestselling Kindles

Amazon begins shipping bestselling Kindles

<p>Amazon has begun shipping the new model of its Kindle e-book reader as it revealed that the upgraded device has been the bestselling item on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com since it first went on sale last month.</p><p>The Kindles, a 3G model and wi-fi device, were shipped to customers two days ahead of schedule. Amazon said the most popular titles on the co.uk Kindle store are Stieg Larsson&#39;s Millennium trilogy, Under the Dome by Stephen King and The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. More than 415,000 books are available from the Kindle store. Amazon said it has added more than 200,000 books to the Kindle store during the past six months.</p><p>Steven Kessel, senior vice president, said: &quot;Kindle is the bestselling product on Amazon.com for two years running and our new generation Kindles are continuing that momentum. Readers are excited about all that the new Kindle has to offer&mdash;50% better contrast, 20% faster page turns, 15% lighter, up to one month of battery life&mdash;and a new price of only &pound;109.&quot;<br /></p>