Amazon: consumers buying more Kindle eBooks than print books | Technology | Los Angeles Times

“Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazons founder and chief executive, in a statement.

“We had high hopes that this would happen eventually, but we never imagined it would happen this quickly — weve been selling print books for 15 years and Kindle books for less than four years.

“Since April 1, for every 100 print books sold on Amazon, 105 Kindle eBooks have been sold, as noted by Times reporter Carolyn Kellogg on our sister blog Jacket Copy.”This includes sales of hardcover and paperback books by Amazon where there is no Kindle edition,” the company said. “Free Kindle books are excluded and if included would make the number even higher.”

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