You may have heard about Steve Jobs' recent quotes about the end of reading, or read my previous blog entry entitled "Steve Jobs - the end of reading; Kindle non-event" on the subject.
The BBC reports on a recent Nielsen Online study about book purchases over the internet. It's true that this is only a small percentage of overall book sales (although growing) but the findings are interesting and positive in many ways.
The main points are:
- More books are sold on the internet than any other product (e.g. more than CDs, DVDs, cloths, electronics, etc!)
- The number is increasing (you could probably say this of internet purchases of a LOT of types of products)
- 41% of internet users had bought books online (that seems a lot!)
This is probably a good news for Amazon.