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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 BACK STORY DOES ONE HAVE T O WIN? BOOKSVSE-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 SU.50 S AVERAGE PRODUCTION COST FOR A $9.99 DOWNLOAD AVERAGE AUTHOR ROYALTY $3.90 $2.12, PER BOOK PER DOWNLOAD THE THE GIRL WHO+ THE THIRD BOOK IN THE MILLENNIUM SERIES GIRL WHO WEIGHING IN AT 2.2 POUNDS WEIGHING IN AT 8.5 OUNCES T KICKEN THE NORETS 30 MILLION 1 MILLION THE HOREET'S NEst STIFS LARSSON NESŤ STIFG LARSSON WORLDWIDE SALES POSITION ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST POSITION ON KINDLE BESTSELLER KINDLE SALES LIST OF THE SERIES OF THE SERIES CARBON EMISSIONS REQUIRED TO MAKE 40 TO 50 BOOKS CARBON EMISSIONS REQUIRED 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, $110.7 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 POSSIBILITY OF HIDING EMBARRASSING READING MATERIAL FROM STRANGERS 100% 100% QUALITY HARDCOVER BOOKS (IN DIRECT LIGHT) ARE STILL EASIEST ON THE EYES. 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 N AUGUST 9, 2010 SOURCES: BOWKER, AMAZON, THE NEW YORK TIMES, ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PUBLISHERS, KNOPF

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There have been many heated debates over the centuries, but none have struck such passion in book lovers everywhere as the great e-book debate. Do you prefer downloading the latest best seller to your...

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