The folks over at Amazon should be smiling quite widely at the moment, as the online retailing giant has said that Kindle eBooks are now outselling hardcover books for the first time. According to the figures, for every 100 hardcover books sold in the spring, Amazon managed to sell 143 Kindle titles, and that figure doesn’t even include the free books or samples. The figure has since increased to 180 eBooks to every 100 hardcover texts in June. Paperback sales are still higher, but perhaps it’s only a matter of time. It’s worth noting that these figures include the books sold by the iOS Kindle app, and Amazon didn’t track which devices were being used to read. With the recent price drop of Amazon’s Kindle, which is now listed at $189, perhaps the Kindle might be seeing better sales figures too.
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