Ars Technica sold more copies of the Kindle edition of its Lion review than you think

July 26, 2011

Co-founder and editor, Ken Fisher:

It's the same review that you get for free on Ars. You don't have to pay for it, but people have: The ebook sold 3,000 copies in the first 24 hours.

You read that right--in just 24 hours, a review of a new operating system made $15,000.

Color me impressed, especially considering that relatively few people own Kindles (their loss), and that the Kindle version of the review is $5, which is the monthly cost of a ("premier") subscription to the site.

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