Monday, December 28, 2009
"Amazon.com Inc ... said its customers bought more e-books than physical books for the first time ever on Christmas Day, thanks to its hot-selling Kindle electronic book reader." [REUTERS]
And by "bought" they mean downloaded free content with the Kindle they were given for Xmas. More than half of the Kindle top sellers, even today, have a purchase price of $0.00.
Which is still kind of interesting (a lot fo people got Kindles, I guess) but rather different from a triumphant cry as digital publishing drives a lance through the heart of dead tree books once and for all.
Favorite e-book price: free