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Topic: Kindle books now outsell paper books...wild wild stuff

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Subject: Kindle books now outsell paper books...wild wild stuff
Date Posted: 1/28/2011 6:45 AM ET
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press release

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Date Posted: 1/28/2011 8:09 AM ET
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The one thing that I would be curious to know is that they say Kindle outsold paperbacks. I wonder if that includes the used section or only refers to new books.

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 3:11 PM ET
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It took me a minute to realize you were referring to Amazon sales, not eBooks vs real books over-all.  LOL

That was a real stunner there for a bit!

I think it probably will come to that eventually; all book sales, I mean, not just Amazon.  It will be interesting to see just how long that takes, here in the US. 

Date Posted: 1/28/2011 6:26 PM ET
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I wonder if that includes all the free Kindle books.


Date Posted: 1/28/2011 11:18 PM ET
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Pat, it doesn't include the free Kindle books, according to an article I saw.

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 2:40 PM ET
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The other thing to keep in mind here is that it was the quarter ending December 31st. So all those people who got Kindles for Christmas went and bought a bunch of stuff in the last 3 days of December. It MAY not be representative of the constant state of their business, but holiday/new toy excitement driving those sales.