|Sales of Kindle books outstrip print books|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Friday, 20 May 2011|
Amazon.com customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books - hardcover and paperback - combined.
Last July Amazon's sales of Kindle editions in the US overtook the sales of books in hardback format; in January 2011 it was selling more Kindle books than paperback books and now Kindle book sales exceed those for all print editions, hardback and paperback, even taking into account titles for which no Kindle edition is available. Free Kindle books are excluded and if included would make the number even higher.
According to Amazon's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos:
"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."
Bezos also commented on the fact that the recently introduced Kindle with Special Offers has become the bestselling member of the Kindle family.
Recent milestones for Kindle include:
|Last Updated ( Friday, 20 May 2011 )|