Implications of Kindle sales growth

Amazon have announced that their sales of eBooks have surpassed sales of all printed hardbacks and paperbacks combined - they are selling 105 Kindle books for every 100 print editions. Amazing to think that the Kindle has only been around for three-and-a-half years.

It is interesting to speculate on what the future holds for libraries, publishing, bookselling, and the whole world of books and reading in general...

Here are one commentator's thoughts:

"The speed is remarkable, but the outcome doesn't surprise me. I buy almost everything for Kindle now, unless it doesn't have a Kindle edition, or it has lots of pictures that I want to examine in detail. Which is to say, not many.  Frequently, if it doesn't have a Kindle edition, I don't order it at all. And like many Kindle owners, I've found that I buy more books than I used to."

Add Comment

Your full name will be published with your comment.

Your e-mail address will not be published with your post. We will only use it to contact you about matters directly relating to your comment (e.g. when it is approved, and when others add comments). We will not share it with any third party or publish it anywhere else.

1 Comment

Posted by joanne parkinson on Wednesday 1st June 2011 at 10:10:

I totally agree with your comments.One thing i will add it weight and handling - which is brilliant slips easily in your handbag and doesn't wiegh much. I have MS and books sometimes are a problem for me to hold properly, but with the kindle i can use one hand - fantastic


Log In


If you tick this box, you will not need to log in again on this computer. For full details please click the Help link above.


@uksla on Instagram

Great #quote from Angelina Jolie that perfectly illustrates the theme of our latest publication See More...

@uksla on Twitter