Amazon's Kindle Sees Record Month For Kindle Sales: Nook Who?

Think that Amazon's Kindle is worried about the Barnes & Noble Nook or any of the other lesser-known ereaders hitting the market lately? Guess again. Amazon has just announced that its ereader--which is viewed as a pioneer in the sector--has shattered sales records for a single month during November. And this is being calculated prior to Black Friday/Cyber Monday. And it's during a recession.

In case you aren't impressed yet, let's take a look at the numbers. The Kindle just lowered its price to $259 and introduced an International version, which has AT&T service and can roam internationally in over 100 countries. Aside from November 2009 being the best-selling month ever for the Kindle, it's also the $1 bestselling product across all product categories on Amazon. Yeah, it even tops the Zhu Zhu hamsters your children have been whining about. Amazon has yet to release the actual quantity sold, but needless to say it's pretty excited. It also doesn't hurt that the B&N Nook has been delayed somewhat for those who didn't pre-order early, and with Sony's connected Reader priced higher, there is little competition for the Kindle when people need an ereader by Christmas. Here's the company's official take on the news:

“Kindle is a great gift for anyone who loves to read and it’s flying off the shelves faster than any other product Amazon sells,” said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “We’re seeing lots of people buying from one to a handful of Kindles as gifts for friends or family, as well as many businesses and other organizations buying Kindles in large quantities for their employees or customers.”