Kindle eBooks Sales Surpassing Those of Printed Books
Compared with the traditional printed books, eBooks are becoming more and more popular nowadays. One study was released recently from Amazon showing that more Kindle eBooks are being sold than printed books. Of course this may just show how incredibly impressive the Kindle is, but it also depicts a society swing to e-books.
Amazon had previously stated that at first Kindle eBook sales had overcome hard-cover books on the online superstore, then a little bit farther along the eBooks from Kindle began gaining an edge on paperback sales, and now it seems official that Kindle eBooks are the leader.
According to Amazon there has been some very amazing growths seen in the publishing world for the company these past few years and they highlighted some of the major points today. According to Amazon beginning on April 1st, Kindle books have sold 105 copies for every 100 printed books sold, and this even includes the print books that are not available in Kindle editions. Of course the free Kindle books are excluded from the study and according to the company, and if the free Kindle copies were included then the numbers would be even more different. And this study also showed that this year has been the fastest year-over-year growth in Amazon’s book business in the past ten years. The company said that through both printed books and Kindle books they have seen a surge of new and existing customers making orders.
What is even better is that the trend doesn’t look to be slowing down. This study showed that within the same time period last year, Kindle books are being sold three times more now than they were within the United States. Overseas people are noticing a difference too with Britain showing figures that follow a similar trend considering that Kindle books are outselling hardcovers and it hasn’t even been over there for more than a year. Kindle books are certainly on a one way track, and that track is going up.