Friday, January 28, 2011

Kindle books outselling paperbacks on Amazon

Remember the books that were made out of paper? Me neither. Jokes aside (however, this won't be a joke in a few years from now). Amazon is selling more Kindle titles than they are selling physical books.

And coincidentally, these news popped up everywhere just two days after I ordered my Kindle. Seems like the world is taking a turn towards the sci-fi future.

Business Insider reports that since the beginning of this year, Amazon has sold 115 Kindle books for every 100 paperbacks. During the same period, they have sold Kindle books three times the number of hardcover ones.

That's pretty interesting. I'd love it if all we got was ebooks and no trees were harmed in the world for books. You know, the Kindle does not strain your eyes!

To wrap up, here's an interesting Kindle fact straight from Business Insider:
The U.S. Kindle Store now has more than 810,000 books including New Releases and 107 of 112 New York Times Bestsellers. Over 670,000 of these books are $9.99 or less, including 74 New York Times Bestsellers. Millions of free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle.