[FoRK] Kindle books officially take over print sales at Amazon

David Edmondson dme at dme.org
Thu May 19 08:40:40 PDT 2011


> Kindle books officially take over print sales at Amazon, pulp starts making retirement plans
> By Tim Stevens  posted May 19th 2011 at 10:01AM
> The Kindle has been a huge success, no doubt about that, but we are continually amazed at just how big a success it has become. Amazon too, apparently. The company just issued a press release to announce that digital book sales have now exceeded sales of all print titles, both hardcover and paperback combined. As of April 1st, for every 100 print books that Amazon has sold (of any kind) the company moved 105 Kindle books, and no that doesn't include downloads of free titles. Also of note: the ad-supported reader that's shipping for $114 is now selling more quickly than the normal, $139 version. Proof, then, that people will put up with more ads in more places for 25 bucks.

I'm surprised that this has happened so quickly.

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