Amazon Kindle eBooks Sell More than Hardcover Books

Recent figures reveal that the Amazon Kindle eBooks are selling very well. The numbers reveal that for every 100 hardcover books sold, there are 143 Kindle eBooks sold. This is for Kindle books sold in the last 3 months.

Amazon also point out that this number is going to increase significantly. When comparing the first half of 2010 to 2009, the have been three times more Kindle books sold this year which is an impressive number.

When looking at just the last month’s numbers Amazon reveal that 180/100 eBooks vs Hardcover books have been sold.

Right now there are over 630,000 eBooks available for the Kindle making it an attractive option for those wanting electronic copies of books. What also boosts sales of Kindle eBooks is the availability of free apps for Android, iPhone and the PC allowing users to also carry on reading whilst on the go if they forget their Kindle. The free apps also do not require you to even own a Kindle.

In regards to how the Amazon Kindle is selling, the founder of Amazon says… We’ve reached a tipping point with the new price of Kindle‚ÄĚthe growth rate of Kindle device unit sales has tripled since we lowered the price from $259 to $189.

TechCrunch predict that the Kindle could further drop in price down to $99 by this time next year which would further boost sales of the eBook device.

Via: Geeky Gadgets

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