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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Digital Books Sales Continue Apace . . .

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Although the numbers are not in the same universe (yet), here are two disparate bits of information that have a nexus of commonality.

First, bestselling author Michael Connelly has now sold more than 1,000,000 Amazon's Kindle books. That is quite impressive. Click here to read more. He is just the 7th author to join this elite club.

Just yesterday I received a quick-hit email from one of our editors. Let's call him Robert. Here is what he wrote:

Ted --

Thought you might be interested to know the following, given the tenor of some of the recent posts on your blog: I just finished reading Hans Gobeler's Steel Boat, Iron Hearts, about U-505; am now reading Hunt and Kill, edited by some guy named Savas; and next intend to read Gary Moore's Playing with the Enemy. All on Kindle.

I never intended to get one. But when I retired from the CG, that's the gift my group of neighbors decided to give me, along with some Amazon credit. I didn't use it for the first couple of months, but then I found that for commuting back and forth to work on the train, it was more convenient than a print book. Often I have both a Kindle and print book (because I still have a lot of those...) going at the same time, and I read one or the other depending on the circumstances. Anyway, I thought you'd like to know, as an individual case study . . .
--Robert

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eBooks are here to stay.

--tps

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep those bulletins coming, tps!

J David Petruzzi said...

They are here to stay indeed. And I'm sure even their format will be changing over the coming years. Only Heaven knows how people will be "reading" 50, 100 or more years into the future.

Anonymous said...

I use both as well and will continue to do so. I can't live without the "real thing," but reading on my iPad is just fine especially since I do a lot of flying.

Stephan

Megan Colyer said...

We thought you might be interested in this press release about an interactive program we put in place with the Gettysburg Foundation...

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/preserving-gettysburgs-battlefield-goes-interactive-with-help-of-stage-of-life-llc-1526629.htm

You are welcome to cover this story or make use of the material in the press release for your blog. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Warmly,
Megan
Megan.colyer@stageoflife.com

R. Alex Raines said...

Since I've gotten a Kindle to replace my Nook (I got sick of poor customer service), I've repurchased several of the S-B titles because they are worth having easy access to and because you've set a reasonable price point.