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A recent post on the Nieman Journalism Lab site detailed one fact out of an internal New York Times memo: the New York Times has approximately 10,000 paid subscribers via Amazon‘s Kindle, with another 2,000 paid subscribers getting blogs via the device.

At $13.99 per month, that puts New York Times revenues from the Kindle at over $1.6 million. Add in the blogs for another $25K, and you’re sitting pretty.

While the first iteration of the Kindle has proven successful, Amazon has also had Kindle 2 photographed. Longer and sleeker than its predecessor, it is due to be out in early 2009.

The Kindle story continues to surprise — pleasantly. Let’s hope the momentum continues.

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.

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