Kindle Books Outsell Paperbacks

Via Galleycat:

Here’s more from CEO Jeff Bezos, from the release: “We had our first $10 billion quarter, and after selling millions of third-generation Kindles with the new Pearl e-ink display during the quarter, Kindle books have now overtaken paperback books as the most popular format on Amazon.com. Last July we announced that Kindle books had passed hardcovers and predicted that Kindle would surpass paperbacks in the second quarter of this year, so this milestone has come even sooner than we expected – and it’s on top of continued growth in paperback sales.”

Read the full press release.

Sign of the times? What do you think?

  • It had to happen. Yet another day in the collapse of the ancien regime.

  • Still, there will always be a place for paperback books. 2nd-hand bookstores! 😉