US Kindle sales ‘eclipse paperback sales’

Link to original article at Richard Adams’  blog

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2011/jan/28/amazon-kindle-ebook-paperback-sales?showallcomments=true#end-of-comments

Again no mention of how many of the touted eBook sales include free downloads of out-of-copyright classics, but it’s still interesting to see how 21st century consumer habits are moving to the realm of digital downloads.

Also interesting is the comment from Liam01

Since the Kindle holds so many, there’s always something to hand to match my mood

Which reflects the trend to listen to single music tracks or randomized playlists on digital music players rather than listen to whole albums. Are the next generation of readers going to surf their collection rather than ‘properly’ read it? And will this further influence dominant writing styles?