Amazon’s sales have surged by 18%–a huge amount for an ecnomy as stagnant as this one. And it’s being led mostly by its new Kindle. The Kindle is essentially an iPod for books and newspapers. It lets you download reading material and take it anywhere you go. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of electronic reading machines–I prefer the feel of a book in my hand, the look of it on a shelf. But aparently, I’m fairly alone in this. Might not be a bad idea to check out Amazon’s career page.