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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Amazon Reports E-Books Outselling Hardcovers 143 to 100.

ICV2 reports that Amazon has been selling 143 E-books to every 100 hardcover for the last three months.

Is this a sign that things are finally changing? Is the new generation of readers going to constitute a Throwaway Culture with their lack of desire for keeping hard copies? Will the more traditional readers constitute dying Hoarder Culture?

And will it matter? Will one be better than the other? As the saying goes, you can lead a hoarder culture, but you can't make it think....

I'm intrigued by the article but don't see it as a harbinger. Show me some numbers comparing E-book sales to paperbacks, and then I'll I know better where things stand.

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