As you can see above one thing is completely lacking from the Amazon.co.uk homepage that dominates the US homepage. The Kindle.
The kindle will launch in the UK soon and when I does I believe it will be even more successful than in the US. The big reason why is public transport. Whereas in LA and the Bay area and even to some extent the east coast (although less so) people love to commute by car in the UK everyone uses public transport. For example in London (where 1 in 5 britains live) every train is massively crowded. The whole newspaper format was changed after 100years to make them easy to read on the train. I was reading my Kindle on the train this morning and noticed lots of people staring (at it sadly not me :) ). They were all struggling with newspapers and big books on a fast moving, rocking train. I had one hand on the rail and was controlling the kindle easily with the other hand and had lot’s of books at hand (currently reading the tyranny of email).
Anyway just a general thought but look for kindle sales and associated book sales to go bananas (technical term :) ) when the kindle launches in the uk.