Amazon has revealed that sales of digital or electronic books are greatly surpassing the sales of the classic paperbacks.
“Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books,” Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos said in a statement.
Bezos also stated that he knew that this would eventually happen but he never imagined it to happen so quickly.
“We’ve been selling print books for 15 years and Kindle books for less than four years.”
The Seattle, Washington-based Amazon said that since April 1, it was selling 105 Kindle e-books for every 100 print books, hardcover and paperback combined.
Amazon began selling print books in July 1995 and introduced Kindle ebooks in November 2007.