With a catalogue of over 180,000 titles, Kindle-only books like War Brides by Helen Bryan - a World War II-era novel - and several by Karen McQuestion - A Scattered Life, Easily Amused, and The Long Way Home - have been bought and borrowed over 770,000 times.
Amazon’s Prime members can borrow many of these digital pages for free as often as once a month with no due date, though they pay a fee for the privilege.
Thousands picked up E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey, boosting Kindle rental and purchasing numbers along with tales like Debora Geary’s A Modern Witch and Our Husband by Stephanie Bond.
Although the Kindle faces fierce competition from other tablets like Apple’s iPad, a tablet that commands 70 percent of the market, signs point to a sea change coming for the company during a September 6 event.
Though the company has offered few details besides a date and location, our best guess is the Amazon will announce the Kindle Fire 2 and other iterations of the popular e-readers then.
By other iterations we think we could see at least a new 7-inch tab and perhaps even a larger 10-inch device debuted at the Santa Monica, Calif. event.
If so, Amazon may enjoy many more rented and purchased titles.
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