Amazon announced today that its Kindle ebooks are now officially outselling all print books, including paperbacks and hardcover editions. For every 100 print books sold, Amazon sells 105 Kindle books, a trend that the company expects to keep increasing.
The new figures do not inlcude the free ebooks, which would push the ratio of ebooks to print ones even further in the ebooks' favor. The numbers do include, however, print books that are not available in a Kindle edition.
Kindle ebooks surpassed hardcover sales in July 2010, then paperback sales in December 2010 and now they outsell both combined. Amazon said it has already sold three times as many ebooks so far in 2011 than it did in the same time period of 2010.
A study last year by the Cleantech Group found that a Kindle has a lower carbon footprint than print books once you replace the purchase of 22.5 new books with ebooks. Now that Amazon is selling so many ebooks, it's clear people are reducing their reading-related carbon footprints very quickly.
Images via Amazon
written by Bellis, May 19, 2011
written by Michaelcipi, May 20, 2011
written by Eugene, May 21, 2011
written by Vegetation Quality Assessments, May 23, 2011
written by Sharon Mathew , May 26, 2011
written by Carolyn, January 02, 2012
|< Prev||Next >|