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Amazon Sells More E-Books Than Hardcovers
Jul 19th, 2010, 3:12pm
 
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/07/amazon-more-e-books-than-hardcovers/

E-books have hit the mainstream, and for the first time are consistently outselling their pulp-and-ink brethren, according to Amazon.com.

Amazon hit a symbolic milestone last holiday season, when for one day its sales of e-books exceeded the number of dead-tree books it had sold.

Now the company has hit a more significant milestone, selling 143 e-books for every 100 hardcover books sold over the course of the second quarter. The rate is accelerating: For the past month, Amazon sold 180 e-books for every 100 hardcovers, and it sold three times as many e-books in the first six months of this year as it did in the first half of 2009.

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Re:  Amazon Sells More E-Books Than Hardcovers
Reply #1 - Jul 23rd, 2010, 7:32am
 
This is great news. Maybe now publishers will be more willing to take a chance with a new writer since it is cheaper to publish an e-book.
Can Kindle readers download Anotherealm?
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Reply #2 - Jul 23rd, 2010, 1:07pm
 
I don't know if Kindle can get things from the web directly.
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