Amazon Sells More E-Books Than Books

Last week, Amazon announced that it has sold 105 e-books for every 100 print books since April. It was just last summer that Amazon announced that it had sold more e-books than hardcovers.

This is a remarkable statistic, particularly if you remember that Amazon has been selling the Kindle e-book reader for less than four years.


(Original 2007 Amazon Kindle e-Book reader)

SF writers have been thinking about electronic books for a long time; see the opton from Stanislaw Lem's 1961 book Return From the Stars for an early example. Also, don't miss his description of an electronic bookstore.

Via Fast Company.

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