This Settles It: Kindle eBooks Are The Standard Now

Kindle Device Unit Sales Accelerate Each Month in Second Quarter; New $189 Price Results in Tipping Point for Growth

There is just one stat that needs to be called out of that press release:

On July 6, Hachette announced that James Patterson had sold 1.14 million e-books to date. Of those, 867,881 were Kindle books.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

James Patterson is like the McDonald’s or Coca-Cola of mass fiction.

If he sold most of his books in Kindle format, that settles it.

This has implications far beyond one eBook format. This impacts public libraries now too.

Nice try, IDPF and ePub. You lot better start defining the standard for web-based books. Although, given the rotten job you’ve done with books as files, stay the hell out of the next phase of books, OK?

Previously here:

The Abominable Kindle Wins?
Amazon + Public Libraries = Uh-Oh!

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