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comment by wasoxygen

    Thirteen years after the first Kindle was sold, printed books have more than ten times the market share of ebooks

This is surprising. The source reveals that

    Publishers of books in all formats made almost $26 billion in revenue last year in the U.S., with print making up $22.6 billion and e-books taking $2.04 billion, according to the Association of American Publishers’ annual report 2019. Those figures include trade and educational books, as well as fiction.

“Educational” books is probably code for textbooks. I wonder if printed books would still lead if required school books were omitted.





b_b  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's sort of weird, too, because you'd think that ebooks would be the most efficient in a classroom setting. I don't like sitting down to read on a Kindle, but I would have really liked it in school. Who wants to lug 15 lbs worth of books to and from school every day? I guess it's a resource problem??? Still a Kindle fire costs like $80. Probably would be cheaper to go that route in the long run.