October 24, 2006 19:50 ET

Amazon's Q3 Results, Bestsellers and Christmas Top 10

LONODN, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 25, 2006) -


- Worldwide Sales up 24% year-on-year to $2.31 billion

- International Sales (including UK) up 29% over same period, with non-media categories growing 55%

- Investment in technology, new categories, and digital saw a decrease in operating income to $40 million year-on-year

- launches three new categories - Fitness, Baby and Watches

- increases selection with the launch of Self-Service listings - allowing publishers, record labels and movie studios to put their own products straight on site

- Expecting our biggest Christmas ever, with Michael Palin's Python Diaries expected to be our festive bestseller. Guidance on sales of between $3.625bn and $3.95bn worldwide

- Dangerous Book for Boys is's best-selling book for the second successive quarter

Attached is the full results press release - If you'd like to talk to UK Managing Director Brian McBride about these results or our Christmas activity, please contact Damian Peachey on the numbers below

Damian Peachey
Amazon PR, UK and France
Amazon RP, Royaume-Uni et France

t: +44 (0)208 636 9323
m: +44 (0)7966 11 67 52

Please find below a list of's best-selling products across the quarter. With Christmas approaching, we've also included a Top Ten list of products that we think are going to be bestsellers over the festive season.


Top 5 Books

The Dangerous Book for Boys Conn Iggulden

The Island Victoria Hislop

The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffeneger

Gordon Ramsay's Sunday Lunch: And Other Recipes from the "F Word" Gordon Ramsay

The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society Chris Stewart

Top 5 Home and Garden

Panasonic SD253 Breadmaker with Nut Dispenser

Dyson DC07 Origin Silver Yellow Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Braun Oral-B EB17-8 FlexiSoft Toothbrush Refill 8 Pk

JCB SDS60 Screwdriver Set 60pc

Braun Oral-B Professional Care 7000 Rechargeable Power Toothbrush

Top 5 Music

Ta-Dah Scissor Sisters

Eyes Open Snow Patrol

Razorlight Razorlight

Inside in/Inside Out The Kooks

The Very Best of Nina Simone Nina Simone

Top 5 Toys

Top Trumps Doctor Who


Lazy Town Super Sportacus Set

Playskool Mr Potato Head Artoo-Potatoo with Princess Tater

Dr Who Sonic Screwdriver Torch

Top 5 DVD

The West Wing - Complete Season 7

Pink Floyd - Pulse (Two Discs) (DVD) (1994)

March of the Penguins - Luc Jacquet (2005)

V for Vendetta (2006)

Battlestar Galactica: Season 2 (2004)

Top 5 Consumer Electronics

B000GY134U Datawrite Voyager 1GB USB Pen Drive

B000A322NU Apple iPod nano 4GB - Black (MA107FB/A)

B000A322Q2 Apple iPod nano 2GB - Black (MA099FB/A)

B000EW7570 Canon IX US 800 IS Digital Camera (6MP 4 X Optical)

B000GY1354 Datawrite Voyager 2GB USB Pen Drive

Top 5 Video Games & Consoles

Super Mario Brothers (Nintendo DS)

Nintendo DS Lite (Black)

The Sims 2 (PC/DVD - 2 discs)

The Sims 2: Open for Business Expansion Pack (PC CD)

Nintendo DS Lite (White) predictions for Christmas Bestsellers 2006

1. Diaries 1969 -79 The Python Years (Michael Palin)

2. Deal or No Deal Board Game

3. Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook (Jamie Oliver)

4. Ta-Dah (Scissor Sisters)

5. Fifa 2007 (PS2/Xbox 360/PC)

6. Stop The Clocks (Oasis)

7. Nigella Lawson Living Kitchen Tablewear Range

8. Nintendo Wii Console

9. Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Secret of The Black Pearl

10.Dr Who Cyberman Voice Changer Helmet

Contact Information

  • Amazon PR, UK and France
    Amazon RP, Royaume-Uni et France
    Damian Peachey
    +44 (0)208 636 9323 m: +44 (0)7966 11 67 52