Quantcast

Latest Steve Kessel Stories

42223b568877c8fa5f17b9b2694bec371
2010-10-26 05:10:00

Online retail giant Amazon said Monday that customers are buying digital versions of the top 10 best-selling books for the Kindle e-reader more than twice as often as print copies. "Kindle books are also outselling print books for the top 25, 100, and 1,000 bestsellers -- it's across the board," said senior VP of Amazon Kindle, Steve Kessel. "This is remarkable when you consider that we've been selling hardcover and paperback books for 15 years, and Kindle books for just 36 months." Amazon...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
Related