According to the recent Amazon UK press-release, the biggest online bookstore is now selling more ebooks than classic, paper books in the United Kingdom. Exactly the same point has been reached by the company in the U.S. over a year ago. It took more than four years for U.S. ebook sales to overtake sales of paper books, so Amazon is extremely happy about this sales ratio that proves a very fast take-up by the British.
Now, Amazon.co.uk is selling 114 ebooks for every 100 printed books, and what is very noticeable is that Amazon introduced its Kindle reader in the UK only two years ago.
The latest press release related to growing ebook sales follows the companies’s announcementthat their media tablet computer, Kindle Fire, would support international app sales in the near future. However, the company’s move towards international sales of ebooks was far more significant for authors and ebook publishers worldwide as it ensured a steady growing of readers ready to spend money on digital titles.