I've read a number of interesting stats lately about the explosion of ebook sales on Amazon.com. The site now sells more ebooks than traditional hardcovers, and something like 46 ebooks for every 100 printed books. (I would cite my source for that second number, but I unfortunately can't find the link where I first read it!) It's unclear whether the recent price drop of Kindle, or the release of the Kindle app for the new iPad, or something else, is responsible for the spike.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Here's a link for a tidbit from Publishers' Weekly confirming that publishers agree that they're selling more ebooks than hardcovers via amazon:
Another inspiring read for us ebook writers is the tale of Karen McQuestion, who, after seven years of trying to get a romance published, self-published her novel A Scattered Life via Amazon's Kindle. The book has now been downloaded more than 30,000 times and has been optioned for movie rights. It too could happen to you (or me)! Check out her site at www.karenmcquestion.com (natch).
Posted by Linda Morris at 5:31 PM