Amazon: Kindle book sales eclipse print versions; $114 Kindle top seller

Summary:Amazon is now selling more Kindle books than print books. For every 100 print books Amazon sells it moves 105 Kindle e-books.

Amazon is now selling more Kindle books than print books. For every 100 print books Amazon sells it moves 105 Kindle e-books.

The milestone, noted by Amazon in a statement, highlights how the Kindle ecosystem makes buying easy on many devices. Like many consumers, I often pick up Kindle books because it's simple. Now if Amazon can just find a way to create time in my life to read them.

Kindle books had already surpassed hardcover books months ago.

In addition, Amazon said that its ad-supported Kindle with Special Offers is the best-selling Kindle. That device goes for $114.

Other odds and ends from Amazon:

  • The Kindle Store has 950,000 books;
  • Most of those books are $9.99 or less;
  • More than 175,000 books have been added to the Kindle Store in the last five months. Disclosure: I published a Kindle Single on the Business of Media.
  • Amazon's UK Kindle store is selling more e-books than hardcovers.

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Topics: Mobility, Amazon, Hardware

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