Wednesday 26 April 2017

Amazon e-books overtake print sales

Amazon now sells more electronic books than printed ones, it has announced
Amazon now sells more electronic books than printed ones, it has announced

Amazon.com says it is selling more electronic books than printed books, less than four years after it started selling e-books.

Since April 1, Amazon.com says it has sold 105 e-books for every 100 printed books, including printed books for which there is no electronic edition. The comparison excludes free e-books.

Printed books include both hardcover and paperback books. Amazon said in July that e-book sales had outstripped hardcover sales.

Amazon also says the latest and cheapest version of its Kindle e-book reading device is the best-seller of the line, five weeks after it was introduced. It costs 114 dollars (£73).

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