In a mild break with its policy of withholding Kindle sales numbers, Amazon has stated, in a letter to Kindle customers posted on its Kindle discussion boards, that “in just the first 73 days of this holiday quarter, we've already sold millions of our all-new Kindles.” Signed by “The Kindle Team,” the letter goes on to state that these sales represent more Kindles sold than in all of 2009. This is Amazon’s most concrete statement about Kindle sales and a clear indicator that e-reader sales have ramped up this year.