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.
“‘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. :-)