Did you know that Amazon.com is selling more Kindle books than hardcover books? Say what? Uh-huh. That amazes this NON (never will) Kindle user.
Over the past three months for every 100 hardcover books Amazon.com has sold, they've sold 143 Kindle books. Over the past month for every 100 hardcover books sold, Amazon.com has sold 180 Kindle books. They sold 3x as many Kindle books in the first half of 2010 as in the first half of 2009. This includes hardcover books where there is no Kindle edition, but this is still simply amazing.
Five authors- Charlaine Harris, Stieg Larsson, Stephenie Meyer, James Patterson, and Nora Roberts have each sold more than 500,000 Kindle books. Say what? Uh-huh. Okay, now I'm really amazed.
E-book sales grew 207 per cent year-to-date through May. Kindle book sales exceeded that.
Am I the only one that finds these numbers incredible?
I like to feel the book, smell it. But lots of folks love the convenience of a Kindle. These numbers prove that.
So this really is a business isn't it? :)