Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN) has recently released some very interesting news for eBook enthusiasts. Apparently, in recent months, Kindle eBook sales have begun to exceed those of traditional hardcovers by an average of 40% on the Amazon website with recent weeks showing the difference as high as 80%.
As more and more people weigh in on the topic of eBooks and the eventual state of the market, it’s not unusual to find that most fall into one of two camps. First, we have those who believe that paper books are a thing of the past and that the publishing industry as it stands is going to collapse under its own weight in the near future. Then, also, you have those for whom nothing short of a paper book will do and who are convinced that no matter how great the experience with a Kindle or other similar device can get, it will simply not measure up favorably by virtue of being made of plastic and having buttons. The truth, as usual, is fairly certain to fall well in between these extremes. That said, this is certainly a sign that more and more people are willing to draw away somewhat from the traditional model and experience a new way of doing things. The numbers can’t be anything but encouraging.