Estimated eReader sales for 2009: 3 million (Forrester Research).
Projected eReader sales for 2010: 10 million (Forrester Research).
Number of eReaders unveiled at CES this year: 6.
Approximate number of cataloged books in the Library of Congress: 32 million.
Approximate number of eBooks in Google Books’ Library: 7 million.
Approximate number of eBooks available to the Kindle as of July 1, 2009: 300,000.
Number of hours after release that the first edition Kindle sold out: 5.5.
Price of the first-generation Amazon Kindle eReader at launch: $399.
Price of an Amazon Kindle 2 eReader in December 2009: $259.
Amazon’s build cost for the Kindle 2: $185.49 (iSuppli.com).
Price of Plastic Logic’s 8GB Que eReader when it launches in April: $799.
File size of the King James Bible for the Kindle: 3327 KB.
Number of King James Bible eBooks that could fit on an 8GB eReader: 2,581,885.
File size of The New Testament for the Kindle: 703 KB.
File size of Abbie Hoffman’s 1971 “Steal This Book” for the Kindle: 233 KB.
Price of Stephen King’s latest 1,088-page novel, Under the Dome, on Amazon.com: $17.
Price of Under the Dome in eBook form on Amazon.com: $9.99.
Price of a pirated copy of Under the Dome on a bitTorrent site: $0.
Weight of Under the Dome in hardcover: 56.9 ounces.
Weight of an Amazon Kindle with 1 book downloaded on it: 10.6 ounces.
Weight of an Amazon Kindle carrying its maximum 1,500-book load: 10.6 ounces.
Cost of a library card: $0.