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Kindle books outselling paperbacks on Amazon

Kindle books outselling paperbacks on Amazon

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Online’s biggest retailer,, has announced that they now sell more digital books than paperback books. Digital sales of books have already outpaced hardcover books, but now that includes paperbacks – which are more popular because of their lower price.

It’s still an important moment in the shifting of print to digital.

Experts predict that by 2014 more than 1/2 of all books will be digital versions.

Amazon sold more than 8 million Kindles in 2010, making the online giant the leading manufacturer of digital readers. The introduction of the Nook by Barnes & Noble in 2009 and the iPad in 2010 have helped spur interest in e-readers, but it is the Kindle that is leading the charge.