Friday, April 15, 2011

E-books Outsell Paper Books


Trees of the world, rejoice. The dark time is nearly over. No longer will you be cut down for paper. Firewood, maybe. Or toothpicks. Or building materials, probably. But not paper.

This February, US publishers sold more e-books than they did books in any other format, including paperbacks and hardcovers, according to a report from the Association of American Publishers. This marks the first time ever that e-book sales have surpassed those of all other formats.

E-book sales totaled $90.3 million in February, a 202% increase compared to the same month a year earlier.

I have a Kindle and I do like it a lot. But I still like reading and writing on paper from time to time. Nothing can replace jotting down some thoughts on a legal pad.

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