Wednesday April 1, 2020

The march of the e-book

Last week, Amazon revealed that it now sells more e-books for its Kindle than hardback and paperbook books combined. For every 100 physical books Amazon sells, it shifts 105 e-books. It also has over 950,000 e-books for sale online.

28th May, 2011

Last week, Amazon revealed that it now sells more e-books for its Kindle than hardback and paperbook books combined. For every 100 physical books Amazon sells, it shifts 105 e-books. It also has over 950,000 e-books for sale online.

This has been described as a seminal moment for the publishing industry. But what does it mean for Irish publishers? And is it really the death of the paper-based book?

‘‘I think this is good news for Irish publishers,”...

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