Kindle books now outsell print on Amazon
Amazon.co.uk announces digital milestone on 2nd anniversary of Kindle in the UK.
Amazon.co.uk has today announced that Kindle book sales are now outselling printed books – that’s hardcover and paperback combined.
Last May, Amazon reported that Kindle book sales had surpassed hardcover book sales by more than 2 to 1, and now two years after the introduction of the Kindle to the UK, Kindle books are selling 114 books to every 100 print books on Amazon.co.uk.
Jorrit Van der Meulen, vice president, Kindle EU said: “Customers in the UK are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books, even as our print business continues to grow. We hit this milestone in the US less than four years after introducing Kindle, so to reach this landmark after just two years in the UK is remarkable and shows how quickly UK readers are embracing Kindle”.
The Kindle is doing great things for reading too, with Amazon reporting that Kindle readers read more buying 4 times the number of books they did prior to owning a Kindle, while continuing to buy physical books as well.
The Kindle has been great news for self published authors as well – as we reported back in February. And this year, the top 10 most popular authors in the Kindle Store include three authors from Kindle Direct Publishing – Nick Spalding, Katia Lief and Kerry Wilkinson:
Top 10 most popular authors of 2012
- EL James
- Suzanne Collins
- Stieg Larsson
- James Patterson
- Lee Child
- Nick Spalding
- S.J. Watson
- George R.R Martin
- Katia Lief
- Kerry Wilkinson
If you fancy getting your hands on a Kindle but aren’t sure which one is right for you check out our Kindle guide.