e-book sales surpass print books at Amazon

Well, that was quick. Amazon announced yesterday that for the first time, it has sold more e-versions of books than printed books. Every day since April 1 2011, Amazon has sold 105 e-books for every 100 print books. The Kindle et al date roughly to Nov. 2007 and were quite an item of speculation when announced. Amazon says that Christmas gifts of Kindle and other e-readers drove the sales of e-version. For my part, as long as the royalties come in, e-version or not, I’m a happy writer.


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