Sales of Electronic Books Set to Exceed Paper-Books
Amazon, Barnes & Noble announced late in 2010 that their sales of electronic books overwhelmed those in paperback. Looks like the same will happen around the world.
Barnes & Noble, the world’s largest bookseller, late in December said that with millions of Nook electronic book readers sold, the line has become the company’s biggest bestseller ever in its nearly 40-year history. Amazon also indicated that sales of Kindle exceeded its expectations, but also named no numbers. Unofficial sources said that Amazon might sell eight million of Kindles in 2010.
B&N also said that new Nook Color e-book reader, introduced just eight weeks before Christmas, is the company’s number one selling gift of the holiday season. Barnes & Noble also announced that it now sells more digital books than its large and growing physical book business on BN.com, the world’s second largest online bookstore.
While it is easy to get a book via an electronic store, not all books can be physically got everywhere. As a consequence, many of them are bought in an electronic way.
The market of books may not only change, but will definitely transform. What will happen to - we will only see.