A great article by Mark Brohan explaining Amazon.com’s recent announcement that they sell more e-books than hardcovers. Check out more Kindle statistics…
Over the past three months, for every 100 hardcover books Amazon has sold, it has sold 143 Kindle books. In its Kindle update, Amazon did not offer any comparison between the sales of paperbacks and e-books.
Over the last 30 days, for every 100 hardcover books Amazon.com has sold, it has sold 180 Kindle books.
Author James Patterson had sold 1.14 million e-books to date. Of those, 867,881 were Kindle books.
Five authors—Charlaine Harris, Stieg Larsson, Stephenie Meyer, James Patterson, and Nora Roberts—have each sold more than 500,000 Kindle books.
The U.S. Kindle store now has more than 630,000 books available, including new releases and 106 of 110 New York Times best sellers.
About 510,000 books available for Kindle are priced at $9.99 or less, including 75 New York Times best sellers.
Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle.
Read the entire article.
Every author should have their book available in all formats to ensure sales success — paperback, hardcover and e-book.
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