Monday, December 28, 2009


" 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.

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Favorite e-book price: free

1 comment:

Teddy Pig said...

Amazon stated they do not count free eBooks in their figures. So I guess "bought" still means they actually bought the books.

They still do not provide figures so you are stuck with what they tell you.