For every 100 printed books, the online retailer now sells 105 e-books for the Kindle.
That is what we read in a news release issued by Amazon.com. The web store has launched its own e-reader Kindle on the market in 2007. Since then, e-books are selling like hotcakes. Mid-2010, he sold it in fact already more than printed copies. Earlier this year, it was the paperback books that have had to lower the flag. And today, Amazon.com sells more e-books than paper books in their entirety.
“We expected this to happen, but we never imagined it could go so fast,” said Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. Com, in the press release. “It’s been fifteen years since we sell printed books and barely four years of Kindle books.” An important impetus was the launch of Kindle at $ 114 cheaper.
In addition, Amazon.com also intends in future to support the epub format for e-books. This will still allow much wider range of e-books at Amazon.com and make the Kindle probably even more affordable for people who want to read books electronically. Today, the Kindle supports MOBI format, text, html and pdf.