Friday, January 21, 2011

Pandigital Novel takes second place in e-reader sales for 3Q2010 | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Pandigital Novel takes second place in e-reader sales for 3Q2010 | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics:
"Mashable has an article (citing an IDC study) about the 17 million iPad units shipped in 2010, but it also focuses on the number of e-book readers that were sold. In the e-book field, they peg the Kindle selling 1.14 million units in the third quarter of 2010, but instead of Barnes & Noble the Pandigital Novel takes second place with 440 thousand units, followed by the Nook in third at 420 thousand.

I find myself more than a little suspicious of these numbers, however, given that I know Amazon doesn’t ever reveal how many units they sell, and I’m not sure Barnes & Noble does either. (Don’t know whether Pandigital does or not.)"