eBooks sales bigger than paperbacks in US

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Today’s technology has changed the way many people lead their lives. Now in America sales of eBooks has become the biggest selling format in publishing, which is sooner than analysts had previously predicted.

An article over at T3.com is reporting that the sales of eBooks during February accounted for sales of $90.3m. According to a report from the Association of American Publishers paperbacks saw sales of $81.2m. The jump in sales of eBooks was 202.3 percent higher compared to the same time last year.

Deputy Editor of the Bookseller – Philip Jones – thinks the UK will also catch up with the US but are currently a year behind but “are catching up quite fast”. With more tablets coming to the market this year with many of them having a built in eReaders, sales of eBooks will continue to grow at a fast rate.

But it’s the dedicated eBook readers that have developed their own successful market. This market has become pretty competitive, with devices from the likes of Amazon and Sony selling huge amounts of units. The Amazon Kindle has more than a million free books and is a cheaper alternative to tablet PCs.

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