Companies and people all around the United States have realized the convenience of E-books. Thanks to Amazon.com and the Kindle, the sales of E-books have been rising and people are happier than before. The book evolution from ink to pixels made a heavy bag filled with books to a handheld device.
“We can’t stop technology from changing,” states Ashley Sanchez, a junior at NDHS. “I’m all for the Kindle.”
Amazon.com has sold print books for over 15 years, and during then they started selling the Kindle. The Kindle has been sold for less than 4 years on Amazon. Since then, they sold 105 E-Reader books, for every 100 hardcover and paperback books. This has caused a great leap in technology and is challenging other companies. Since March, E-books sales have reached $69million; an increase of 146% from last year. The standard price of E-books cost from $12.99-$14.99. Books for the Kindle range from $0.99- $9.99.
Amazon made old titles available for the first time, and made it possible for people to sell old books. As a result, not only
has it resulted in people making easy money and saving time, it has made reading more of an enjoyable habit.
“I like that more people are reading dut to the Kindle and there is no decline.” says Ashley.
Amazon.com will soon be selling an android tablet computer, (also for on the go reading and will have web surfing). This product will increase sales and will likely diminish Kindle sales; since the device will most likely feature E-books.