Thursday, September 16, 2010

Don't throw away those library shelves just yet

The idea was planted by Amazon that, essentially, ebooks were outselling print books. The reality is quite different. 'In July, Amazon announced they’d sold 180 Kindle books for every 100 hardcover books...Morning talk shows seem to be informing their audiences that the book is already dying — Regis Philbin is talking about it, and even Whoopi Goldberg on The View. Obviously, the general public doesn’t know that hardcover sales represent a tiny portion of the overall number of books sold.' More...

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