Frank Fiore – Novelist & Screenwriter

June 20, 2011

Amazon Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Print Books

Filed under: On Writing — Frank Fiore @ 2:15 PM

You read that right. electronic books are on their way to being the dominant version in the publishing industry.

From Amazon’s latest newsletter:

Amazon began selling hardcover and paperback books in July 1995. Twelve years later in November 2007, Amazon introduced the revolutionary Kindle and began selling Kindle books. By July 2010, Kindle book sales had surpassed hardcover book sales, and six months later, Kindle books overtook paperback books to become the most popular format on Amazon.com. Today, less than four years after introducing Kindle books, Amazon.com customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined.

Since April 1, for every 100 print books Amazon.com has sold, it has sold 105 Kindle books. This includes sales of hardcover and paperback books by Amazon where there is no Kindle edition.

Free Kindle books are excluded and if included would make the number even higher.

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