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As eBook Sales Increase, Giant Bookstore Chain Innovates

Written on August 12, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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The Library of Congress may soon be outgrown by digital libraries, and browsing the displays on a bookstore's shelves may no longer make sense to readers one day.

By far, that has not happened. And it could be a wild prediction on our side. But the shootup on e-Book sales for the first five months this year is making some noise. From last year’s 2.9% (within the same period), the relatively cheaper e-Books have rendered the trade sales up to 8.5%. And while digital books are enjoying the growth spurt, bookstore chains are tackling shrinking profits and store traffic volume.

The arrival of the Amazon Kindle and the Apple iPad has forcibly thrown a competition against hardcovers and bookstore chains such as Barnes and Nobles, the largest and most powerful in the country. Online books have revolutionized not only the reading experience but also the shopping behavior of people.

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Kindle Makes Hardcovers Kiss the Ground

Written on July 29, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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Kindle eBook sales have changed dramatically for the last half-year, and still sales-wise, hardcovers are having a hard time beating it. Even book-lovers are taking part in it - welcome to the dawn of digital revolution, baby.

We are slowly, yet steadily, saying goodbye to good old hardcovers. From the recordbreaking sales of more eBooks than real books last Christmas, Kindle keeps on hitting high-water figures during the last quarter. Hardcovers are now running behind digital books in sales, as recorded by Amazon.

This rise of revenues in eBook-selling has become the trend. More readers started shifting preferences – from storing copies that take up shelf space to downloading copies that fill up hard drives. Kindle even pushed the bar a little higher by promising to deliver your books in 60 seconds. That is a feat that a bookstore cannot yet offer, even online bookstores, for that matter.

Discounts on prices have also contributed to the shoot-up of eBook sales. With the arrival of iPad and other eBook readers, Kindle has secured a spot in the market through these price markdowns. Its longevity may also rely mostly on eBook sales through its stores, rather than the selling of the gadgets themselves.

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