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Five Reasons Amazon E-Books are Outselling Hardcovers

PC Worlds – “Are you still holding out to see what happens with this whole ebooks “fad” before deciding whether to embrace it for your business? Well, the times they are a changin’ and there are a variety of reasons that ebooks are outpacing printed books. Amazon reports that ebook sales are three times higher than last year, and that Kindle versions of books have outsold their hardcover equivalents by 43 percent over the last quarter. The traditional written word printed on paper will not be fading to oblivion any time soon, but here are five factors contributing to the success of the ebook”

2 Responses to “Five Reasons Amazon E-Books are Outselling Hardcovers”

  1. Sharon
    July 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    After researching and waiting for the prices to fall some, I purchased a Nook in June 2010. And I absolutely love it. I expected it to be a practical thing, for carrying around a bunch of books and documents. But I didn’t expect it to be pleasurable, and it is. Very nice to hold (I have a hard cover case that looks like a book, the Nook tucks into one side). A flick of my finger or thumb on the menu bar and the page turns. Great on the eyes, no strain. And the books are WAY cheaper. I’m a librarian, and I’m a convert. I will still have a huge paper library, but this is a nice addition.


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