Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The end of traditional paperback books

Sales of Kindle ebook titles now outnumber traditional paperback releases, online retail giant Amazon.com reports. Amazon now sells 115 Kindle titles for every 100 paperbacks sold in addition, ebook sales now outnumber hardcover sales by a three-to-one margin. Amazon adds that the sales metrics include sales of books where there is no equivalent Kindle edition.

Free Kindle titles are excluded, with the retailer noting that if free ebooks were included in its sales breakdown, the discrepancy between Kindle downloads and traditional print sales would grow even wider.

More tablet computers will be launched this year and this will further accelerate the adoption and at some point book shops and libraries will no longer needed in the nearest future.

1 comment:

Novelty Pens said...

Almost like printed newspapers... almost a thing of the past.