Amazon a anuntat cifrele la vanzari si rezultatele sunt uimitoare: Peste 45% din carti sunt vandute in format electronic.
Amazon explained today that for every 100 paperback books they’ve sold this January, they’re selling 115 ebooks. That’s another way of saying that ebook sales have risen to 115% of Amazon’s paperback sales — that is, nearly double what it was in July. That’s even more impressive than it seems, because paperback sales are actually increasing, according to Amazon’s announcement today. And they’ve sold “three times as many” Kindle ebooks as they have hardcover books, according to today’s announcement. If you graph it all on a pie chart, it looks like this.
Of course, that still means that Amazon is selling fewer ebooks than they are printed books — if you combine the paperback and hardcover sales. But ebooks now represent more than 45% of all the books that Amazon is selling. If ebooks can just increase their share by 5%, Amazon will finally be able to announce that they’re selling more ebooks than all print books combined. And that day could come sooner than you’d expect. Amazon predicted last summer that ebooks wouldn’t start outselling paperbacks until at least April of this year. They beat their own prediction by at least three months!
Partea cea mai interesanta este legata de faptul ca lumea cumpara si citeste carti in cantitati din ce in ce mai mari. Cartile nu mor ci devin mai usor accesibile.
Recunosc ca dupa facultate nu prea am avut timp sa pun mana pe o carte, dar am citit sute de mii de articole. In schimb, de cind am iPad am inceput sa revin la carti. Stiu ca unii sunt atrasi de feelingul datului de pagina si de mirosul unei carti. Pe mine ma atrage informatia si disponibilitatea ei intr-o forma usor de transportat si comod de citit.