More and more people across America are reading e-books - on Kindles, iPads, and even cell phones! And it is a major trend that is only likely to accelerate.
An e-book is an electronic version of a printed book. It is a book length publication in digital form readable on a computer or dedicated e-reader such as an iPad or Nook. Smart phones can also be used to read e-books.
Amazon's Kindle e-books now completely outsell hardcover and paperback books combined! A tipping point has been reached. For every 100 p-books (paper books) sold, the retailer now sells 105 Kindle e-books!
E-book sales are soaring because of the following trends:
E-book readers and tablet computers, like the Kindle and iPad 2, are catching on with the public at a rapid pace. And these digital devices can often store up to several thousand e-books at a time!
Low prices! Many popular Kindle e-books sell in the range of $0.99 - 2.99. Many mainstream titles and New York Times bestsellers are available on Kindle for $9.99 or less.
Popular content makes e-books very appealing to the reading public!
Mobile availability! E-books can be downloaded immediately without having to go to a bookstore to purchase.
In 2010, 66% of U. S. public libraries were lending e-books.
Btw, my new book, SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY Sharing The Gospel In The Digital Age, is now available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch at iBookstore, and on your computer with iTunes. It is also available as a NOOK eBook at Barnesandnoble.com!
These very popular trends, along with the rapid development and increased availability of digital technology, will only make e-books more popular! To get up to speed on today's e-book explosion check out the following:
E-Book - wikipedia
Best Sellers In Kindle E-Books
Kindle E-Books Outselling All Paper Books on Amazon
30 Benefits of E-Books
Apple Launches iBookstore
SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY Sharing The Gospel In The Digital Age, E-Book
Until next time,
Hi! I'm Kenneth Lillard, author, ordained minister, and motivational speaker. This blog is an expression of some of my thoughts and opinions. I'm glad you stopped by. Hope you'll share some of your comments while you're here. Be Blessed!