Monday, June 20, 2011

Amazon Now Selling More Kindle Books than Print Books

Amazon began selling hardcover and paperback books in July 1995. Twelve years later in November 2007, Amazon introduced the revolutionary Kindle and began selling Kindle books. By July 2010, Kindle book sales had surpassed hardcover book sales, and six months later, Kindle books overtook paperback books to become the most popular format on Today, less than four years after introducing Kindle books, customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books - hardcover and paperback - combined.

"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," said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Since April 1, for every 100 print books has sold, it has sold 105 Kindle books. This includes sales of hardcover and paperback books by Amazon where there is no Kindle edition. Free Kindle books are excluded and if included would make the number even higher.

*from KDP Newsletter


Confident, they think I’m confident.
Have I got news for them!
I changed my dress 5 times and still don’t like it;
I fuss over my hair and try to hide it.
I hold my head high so I won’t get lost,
And tell others to be strong inspite--
“Learn from my mistakes”

If I could do that I’d be rich.
Confidence is a state of mind.
If you think I’m confident tell me when
So I can continue to act like that.
I can learn from your mistakes
And lead the way to confidence.
Confident. they think I’m confident.