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Old 11-23-2007, 02:26 PM   #1
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Track # of Amazon ebooks that are available

There are currently 91,626 books available in Amazon for the Kindle as of today.

Let's track it and see how often Amazon updates/adds new books...might be interesting.

So...let's post when there is a change.
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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Kindle book total for Thursday Nov. 22nd

I actually checked this yesterday and the total books listed was 91,560.
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:10 PM   #3
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Friday, Nov. 27, 2007 = 91,626 Results
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:11 PM   #4
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Bear in mind that this number includes short stories and various articles.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:14 PM   #6
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Interesting....just a few hours later and it's 91,633. It's neat to see that books are being continually added.

By the way, I'm looking under the "Books" section only. Let's not get wrapped around whether they are short stories or not. What I'm interested in is how much new content is being added.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:59 PM   #7
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I've been tracking Sony's total offerings by category at two weeks intervals since September and will continue to do so. It might be useful to tabulate this info together somewhere for these two vendors and some others, as well.

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Old 11-23-2007, 07:09 PM   #8
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Good idea vivaldi! The more both stores grow the better it is for all of us.
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:58 PM   #9
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also bear in mind it may include books uploaded by non-publishers, has anyone researched if those are included or in a separate section? I know some people have already uploaded their own works for sale.
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:26 PM   #10
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also bear in mind it may include books uploaded by non-publishers, has anyone researched if those are included or in a separate section? I know some people have already uploaded their own works for sale.
i did. it was fun. but you don't want to buy it, i just published a page from my web site.

and if you think about that you begin to see perhaps some rationale for the levy article. some no-name like me actually gets 'published'. at least using of definition of 'published' that someone could actually buy something i'd written.

that one fact alone may convince me to keep my kindle in spite of everything else screaming for me to return it and get an asus instead ... [g]

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Old 11-24-2007, 02:14 PM   #11
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:53 PM   #12
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Well, if you go to the Kindle Books section on Amazon and change it to sort by publication date so the newest stuff is first and then page thought it for a while it becomes clear that a lot of this is rubbish.

I suspect Amazon will keep touting the number of books they offer in a somewhat Stalin-esque "quantity has a quality all its own" way, but I don't think this is the best metric to use to evaluate the amount of useful content that's available.

I think the bestseller lists (which they're obviously working hard to provide) and number of books by popular authors, and percentage of books you'd find at your local Borders would all make better measures of the growth of the Amazon ebook store over time.

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Well, if you go to the Kindle Books section on Amazon and change it to sort by publication date so the newest stuff is first and then page thought it for a while it becomes clear that a lot of this is rubbish.

I suspect Amazon will keep touting the number of books they offer in a somewhat Stalin-esque "quantity has a quality all its own" way, but I don't think this is the best metric to use to evaluate the amount of useful content that's available.

I think the bestseller lists (which they're obviously working hard to provide) and number of books by popular authors, and percentage of books you'd find at your local Borders would all make better measures of the growth of the Amazon ebook store over time.

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You are right on here. Quality means everything when it comes to selection of books, music, movies and just about everything else.

It would be grreat if someone could quantify the number of most popular or quality numbers of publications between Amazon and Connect. I would be most interested in that kind of information.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:21 PM   #14
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It would be grreat if someone could quantify the number of most popular or quality numbers of publications between Amazon and Connect. I would be most interested in that kind of information.
Me, too. But how? For Amazon, I can only see totalling the number of books in each category, much the way I'm doing now for the Sony site. For Sony, I could add the number of book award winners and nominees they offer since these are listed separately, although that's still a bit of work. I don't see any easy way to quantify quality further at either site. But if you have any ideas, let me know. Otherwise, you're right - they can offer a lot of trash but who cares?
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