Amazon's eBooks Now Outsell Print in UK
It's been two years since Amazon's Kindle eReader debuted. During that time, eBooks have grown into a giant of the publishing world, flying in the face of early fears that Kindle heralded the death of writing as we know it. Now, Amazon has released some statistics on the rise of eBooks. In only two years, Amazon's sales of eBooks have grown larger than the online book retailer’s combined sales of hardcover and paperback books. They have found that the average Kindle owner purchases four times more books than they did prior to owning their device. Furthermore, Amazon has observed a fourfold increase in the number of authors using Kindle Direct publishing in the last year. This is good news not only for Amazon, but for anyone who values reading and writing as a vital part of modern society. Conclusion: Mobile is an integral part of the next generation of literacy.