Amazon has announced that Kindle ebooks sales have now surpassed sales of print books.
Kindle ebooks had already overtaken hardback sales in July 2010, and six months later Kindle overtook sales of paperbacks. Today, less than four years after the Kindle was released, Kindle books now outsell print books (hardback and paperbacks) combined.
- Since April 1st, for every 100 print books sold by Amazon, 105 Kindle books are sold (this figure excludes free books).
- Five weeks following launch, Amazon's cheaper ad-supported Kindle with Special Offers ($114) is the bestselling Kindle.
- Amazon.co.uk is now selling more Kindle books than hardcover books (more than 2 to 1).
What is unclear is how much these sales rely on the Kindle hardware as opposed to the other platforms on which Kindle books can be accessed (PC, iOS ... etc).
Like the Kindle or not, it'll save a few trees.