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June 1, 2011

E-Book Readers Comparison: Infographic



Sources: PrintingChoice, NYTimes)

Forrester Research says retailers will sell 6.6 million e-readers this year. Apple has already sold 3 million iPads, which are capable of reading Amazon Kindle e-books as well as Apple's iBooks. At average prices, one would need to buy 15 e-books to offset the $189 pricetag of a Kindle, 12 e-books to pay off a $149 Barnes and Noble Nook, and 39 e-books to justify a $499 entry-level iPad (assuming price is the only factor).

As reported by Huffington Post ,E-books are up 200% from last year, according to the Association of American Publishers; however, they still only represent 3-5% of total sales for publishers, accordint to the New York Times.

Hardcover books are also up 40% since last year, indicating that while e-books are undoubtedly a big part of the future of long-form publishing, people will still be turning paper pages for a while.