Amazon Sells More Kindle Books Than Print Books

Amazon says that since April, Kindle ebooks have out-sold print books. It’s selling 105 ebooks for every print book. Tellingly, free ebooks have been excluded from the statistics.

From Amazon Media Room:News Release:

“‘Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books. We had high hopes that this would happen eventually, but we never imagined it would happen this quickly – we’ve been selling print books for 15 years and Kindle books for less than four years,’ said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon.com.”

I know that when I’m looking for a book, I check to see whether there’s a Kindle version, and over the past few months, I’ve bought many more ebooks than print books.

If I’ll be using a book as a reference, I buy the hardcover version as well. Friends have told me that they do the same.

The more books sold, in any format, the better. :-)

Author: Angela Booth

Copywriter Angela Booth's clients tell her she performs "word magic." Whether she's writing advertising materials, Web content, or ghostwriting for her clients, she's committed to helping them to achieve results, fast. Author of one of the first books about online business, Making The Internet Work For Your Business, Angela's written many business books which have been published by major publishers. She's an enthusiastic self-publisher and writing teacher.