March 20, 2008

News & Opinion: Kindle supply and demand

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:22 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

There's a message from Jeff Bezos on Amazon's home page describing the company's success with the Kindle. According to Bezos, Amazon sold out of the device within the first 5.5 hours after its announcement, and have been struggling to keep up with manufacturing. Some customers have waited up to 6 weeks to receive their order.
I have to say I'm slightly surprised to learn this; the only people I know of to have bought the Kindle are those of us at 800-CEO-READ (we have one). Jon posted his impressions of the device here:
Have you purchased or tried the Kindle? What do you think?

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.