In fact, those who own an Amazon-branded tablet typically buy items from an average of 6.4 different Amazon departments; 50 percent go as far as to shop in seven or more categories. Comparatively, non-Kindle device owners stick to an average 5.5 departments.

CIRP estimates that Amazon Kindle device owners spend about $1,233 per year, compared to $790 annually for other customers

A very nice piece on David Risher, who helped Amazon become an online retail behemoth and has set his sights on a new frontier: global literacy. Using e-readers and cellphone apps, Risher’s nonprofit, Worldreader, brings books to students in literature-starved communities. From today”s All Things Considered and worth a listen. ~ eP