Amazon Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Print Books


I thought that real books would hold out for quite awhile, but now I’m not so sure.

Megan McArdle

via Amazon Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Print Books.

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2 responses to “Amazon Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Print Books

  1. The thing that’s going to save ‘real books’ is also technology. Publishers are getting closer to ‘on demand’ manufacturing.

    I understand desk top PC’s are also being phased out. I need a new ‘puter and am actually considering a PC because today I can buy so much power in a desktop and it’s so much cheaper than a laptop. I’ll still have my old laptop but for home/blogging etc – $1000 on a notebook but same basic stuff on a PC for $400. Amazing.

  2. This is a most depressing development. I am still young, but I actually like the touch and feel of a good old-fashioned book.

    I wonder what the trade-off is in the energy consumption required to produce a book vs. the energy consumption required over the lifetime of a Kindle. My guess is that the answer is not as straightforward as it seems…

    …or maybe it is….

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