Via goodcleantech.com, 20-05-2011
Earlier in the year Amazon announced that eBook sales on its Kindle device had surpassed the sales of paperback books, making the electronic books the most popular format. And that popularity continues to grow, as now Amazon has revealed that eBook sales are higher than paperback and hard cover books combined.
Since April 1, for every 100 print books sold, Amazon has moved 105 eBooks. And that’s not even including the free eBooks that are available, which would increase that number quite a bit. One of the most impressive things about this news is how fast it’s happened: Amazon has three times as many eBooks this year as during the same period in 2010.
“Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books,” said CEO Jeff Bezos. “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.”
Amazon also revealed that the Kindle with offers, a new cheaper version of the device that features ads, has become the best-selling verion of the device.