150 KDP authors sold over 100,000 books each in 2013

A total of 150 KDP authors each sold more than 100,000 copies of their books in 2013. Top sellers include Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton.

The best-selling Kindle Direct Publishing author during the holiday season was H M Ward. Amazon says authors sold hundreds of thousands of books in November through the new Kindle Countdown Deals.

Over a million people became new Amazon Prime members in the third week of December. Prime is an annual membership scheme which offers free shipping.

The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library grew from 250,000 books to over 475,000 books during the year. Kindle owners with a Prime membership can borrow for free with no due dates.

More than 200,000 exclusive books were added to the Kindle store in 2013 and the most gifted Kindle book during the holiday season was Sycamore Row by John Grisham.