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Old 01-27-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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Amazon's now selling more ebooks than paperbacks

Just saw this article:

http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/27/tech...n_bin&hpt=Sbin

I knew it was coming. Just didn't think it'd be this soon.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:41 PM   #2
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Interestingly, a number of authors selling their backlist as Kindle and Pubit self-repubs are reporting higher sales at B&N than at Amazon in the last month--and that's been true for me, too. I wonder if that's just a blip, or the beginning of a trend.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:42 PM   #3
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Good to hear your backlist doing well (or at least better) for you...


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Interestingly, a number of authors selling their backlist as Kindle and Pubit self-repubs are reporting higher sales at B&N than at Amazon in the last month--and that's been true for me, too. I wonder if that's just a blip, or the beginning of a trend.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:55 PM   #4
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Good to hear your backlist doing well (or at least better) for you...
Thanks! Sales started out s-l-o-w. But in the last month, they've been picking up. (Not Konrath-style, mind you. But encouraging growth.)
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:14 AM   #5
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Possibly a bunch of Nookcolor owners looking for books!

Also, I wonder if the lower cost self-pubs are easier to locate on B&N than Amazon?
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:31 AM   #6
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Possibly a bunch of Nookcolor owners looking for books!
Quite likely.

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Also, I wonder if the lower cost self-pubs are easier to locate on B&N than Amazon?
Seems unlikely. Besides, my bestselling title at both places is a 3-book omnibus at $6.99 -- which wouldn't necessarily show up on a search for low prices.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:36 AM   #7
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I may not be untypical, except for not being US-based. Since getting my Kindle 3 in September I have rebought in e form quite a few books I already had in paper format.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:28 AM   #8
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Strange that Amazon would be celebrating the potential beginning of the end for a huge sector of their business, namely the paperback
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:30 PM   #9
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Not really - they have 80% or so of the US e-book market, but only 15% or so of the US paperback market.
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Amazon is celebrating sales in general. They sell everything, not just books. I'm sure they aren't super concerned about their physical market going down as their electronic one goes up.

Is there a program on Amazon similar to the self publishing one on B&N?
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