Amazon: Kindle Books Outselling Dead Tree Variety

Piggybacking on last month’s Association of American Publishers announcement that e-books had overtaken print book sales, Amazon announced that, in the U.S., 105 Kindle books were selling for every 100 copies of the hard stuff it moved.

The Guardian quotes Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos:

“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.”

What’s your e-book to print book reading consumption ratio, and what device do you use to read your e-books?

Amazon and Waterstones report downloads eclipsing printed book sales [The Guardian via Metafilter]

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