New Kindle Tipping Point

Amazon has declared many landmarks for Kindle books outselling print, but all have been with an asterisk (comparison made to paperback sales only, comparison includes free Kindle downloads, time period follows a gift-giving season when many people received Kindles as gifts).

But today’s news release may signal an actual tipping point. Amazon announced that, since April 1, they have sold 105 Kindle books for every 100 in print, whether hardcover or paperback.

In addition, they say they have sold more than three times as many Kindle books than they did for the same period last year.

No actual numbers are included, so it is still nearly impossible to ferret out what percentage Kindle sales represents of the total book business.

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