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Books vs E-Books

BACK STORY
DOES ONE HAVE TO WIN?
BOOKS VS E-BOOKS

We’re still in round one, but both formats have advantages. Many readers love the way a hardcover book feels in their hands—and looks on their shelves. Book-club members can pick up used paperbacks and pass along favorite reads. But e-books are also strong contenders, offering big technical advantages, low prices, and featherweight libraries that readers can bring on vacation.

AVERAGE PRODUCTION
COST FOR A
$26 HARDCOVER

$4.05

VS

$0.50

AVERAGE PRODUCTION
COST FOR A
$9.99 DOWNLOAD


AVERAGE AUTHOR ROYALTY
PER BOOK $3.90 I $2.12 PER DOWNLOAD


THE THIRD BOOK IN THE MILLENNIUM SERIES
WEIGHING IN AT 2.2 POUNDS
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST - STIEG LARSSON
30 MILLION WORLDWIDE SALES OF THE SERIES

1
POSITION ON THE NEW YORK BESTSELLER LIST
POSITION ON KINDLE BESTSELLER LIST

1 MILLION KINDLE SALES OF THE SERIES
WEIGHING IN AT 8.5 OUNCES


CARBON EMISSIONS REQUIRED = CARBON EMISSIONS REQUIRED
TO MAKE 40 TO 50 BOOKS TO MAKE ONE E-READER

WALKING TO THE LIBRARY IS STILL THE MOST ECOFRIENDLY WAY TO READ.

2009 PUBLISHER SALES TOTALS
$249.2 MILLION VS $29.3 MILLION
PAPERBACK, $110.1 MILLION + HARDCOVER, $138.5 MILLION
KINDLE OWNERS BUY 3.3 TIMES MORE TITLES THAN BEFORE

ONCE THEY OWN AN E-READER, ONLY 15 PERCENT OF CONSUMERS SAY THEY STOP PURCHASING PRINT BOOKS ALTOGETHER.

POSSIBILITY OF IMPRESSING STRANGERS WITH YOUR READING MATERIAL 100%

QUALITY HARDCOVER
BOOKS (IN DIRECT
LIGHT) ARE STILL
EASIEST ON THE EYES.

POSSIBILITY OF HIDING EMBARRASSING READING MATERIAL FROM STRANGERS 100%


E-BOOKS ARE
SEARCHABLE AND
AUTOMATICALLY
SAVE YOUR PLACE.

THE SEVEN NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN
PAPERBACKS: $12.99 vs FREE: KINDLE VERSION

BY NUMBER 17, NYC AND NAYELI E. RODRIQUEZ
AUGUST 9, 2010

Books vs E-Books

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