Amazon’s Net Sales Up 15% in Q1 2015

By Dianna Dilworth 

Amazon’s net sales increased 15 percent to $22.72 billion in the first quarter of 2015, as compared first quarter sales in 2014.

In addition, the company revealed that its operating income increased 74 percent to $255 million in the first quarter, over the same quarter last year.

During the quarter, Amazon marked a number of milestones, some of which were book related. For instance, during the quarter, Amazon officially launched Write On by Kindle, an online community for readers and writers to collaborate. In addition, German author Poppy J. Anderson bold more than one million Kindle books using Kindle Direct Publishing.