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Old 08-09-2012, 08:31 AM   #31
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me too. free books!!!

That was my thought as well. And notice what the article says:

"Amazon says Kindle ebook sales have overtaken print
For every 100 hardback and paperback book sold in UK, 114 ebooks are downloaded in 'reading renaissance'"

The second sentence doesn't actually support the first - it says that for every 100 pbooks sold, 114 ebooks are downloaded. How many of the pbooks are free?
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:20 AM   #32
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That was my thought as well. And notice what the article says:

"Amazon says Kindle ebook sales have overtaken print
For every 100 hardback and paperback book sold in UK, 114 ebooks are downloaded in 'reading renaissance'"

The second sentence doesn't actually support the first - it says that for every 100 pbooks sold, 114 ebooks are downloaded. How many of the pbooks are free?
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Amazon said the figures included sales of printed books which did not have Kindle editions, but excluded free ebooks.
None of the pBooks were free, and none of the eBooks were free.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:42 AM   #33
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None of the pBooks were free, and none of the eBooks were free.
But the numbers would include those cheap 0.99 ebooks, whereas the cheapest pbook would be around 4 times that price.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #34
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I'm not going to take the time to look it up, but my recollection is that Amazon's US eBook sales have overtaken both hardbacks and paperbacks separately, but not combined.
That was my recollection too but I did look it up and it's not true. In the US, kindle books have indeed already passed print books on Amazon. An article from May 2011:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2385592,00.asp

Thanks to PC Mag for actually linking to this article from their more recent article about the UK. Kinda like doing some reporting!

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Old 08-09-2012, 09:59 AM   #35
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That was my thought as well. And notice what the article says:

"Amazon says Kindle ebook sales have overtaken print
For every 100 hardback and paperback book sold in UK, 114 ebooks are downloaded in 'reading renaissance'"

The second sentence doesn't actually support the first - it says that for every 100 pbooks sold, 114 ebooks are downloaded. How many of the pbooks are free?

If you read the article you'd know that none were FREE books.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #36
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None of the pBooks were free, and none of the eBooks were free.
Fair enough - missed that bit!
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #37
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That was my recollection too but I did look it up and it's not true. In the US, kindle books have indeed already passed print books on Amazon. An article from May 2011:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2385592,00.asp

Thanks to PC Mag for actually linking to this article from their more recent article about the UK. Kinda like doing some reporting!

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Thanks eP! My apologies to the group!
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:28 PM   #38
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I'd like these stats separated amongst price points. I'm guessing the majority of these sales are for those cheap 0.99 books or at the lower end of the price range. It would be interesting to see how the numbers compare to those books where paper and ebooks are about the same or paper starts to be cheaper than the ebook version.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:37 PM   #39
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LOL, oops.
"None were free" according to the article. haha, :
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"None were free" according to the article. haha, :
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I'm not surprised, when you consider the convenience in purchasing and reading ebooks.
That's just what I was thinking. When it takes a week or two for a pbook to arrive if bought online and it only takes 5 seconds to buy an ebook naturally people are going to buy more of them in a given period of time.
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