Artistic Licence: Digital love taking over

The war between ebooks and print books is over, and ebooks have won. All that's left to argue about is how the book industry will look when the dust settles.

21st April, 2012
Artistic Licence: Digital love taking over
'Before very long, ebooks will account for the majority of books sold'.

The war between ebooks and print books is over, and ebooks have won. All that's left to argue about is how the book industry will look when the dust settles.

Only five years after the introduction of Amazon's Kindle in the United States, ebooks account for 30 per cent of books sold. In Britain, if they haven't already hit 30 per cent they are very close. Most importantly, ebook sales are still increasing in both countries.

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