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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

EBooks overtake paper on Amazon

The U.S. Kindle Store now has more than 630,000 books. Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle.

This press release from Amazon (US) tells that over the past three months, for every 100 hardcover books Amazon.com has sold, it has sold 143 Kindle books. Amazing.

Over the past month, for every 100 hardcover books Amazon.com has sold, it has sold 180 Kindle books. This is across Amazon.com's entire U.S. book business and includes sales of hardcover books where there is no Kindle edition. Free Kindle books are excluded and if included would make the number even higher.

Another interesting fact - Amazon sold more than three times as many Kindle books in the first half of 2010 as in the first half of 2009.

Don’t forget that the Kindle is very popular with the 50-plus.

No doubt about – digital media is on a roll. Dick Stroud

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