Amazon.com has just announced today that Kindle books have overtaken paperback books as the most popular format of Amazon.com customers.
When I posted the day after Christmas last year that Amazon’s e-book sales outsold their tree-books, I was promptly told that this was due to Kindles being received as gifts and people anxious to begin using them. I was also told by a number of people that we are years away from such a time.
I have to admit that, though a proud Kindle owner, the last 6-8 books that I have read were all once trees. I even shlapped two books on my trip last week to the Gulf Coast.
Have we reached the age of e-book dominance yet? Your opinions are most welcome…
Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist (now available on Kindle) and A Gardener’s Tale. He is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Hillel Foundation, a non-profit that provides spiritual and social justice opportunities to Jewish students in the Bay Area. More on Alon Shalev at www.alonshalev.com