Britons Buy More E-books Than Printed Ones
Amazon, which owns the Kindle, a popular e-reader, has revealed that in the UK it is selling 114 e-books to every 100 printed hardbacks and paperbacks. The trend for digital books outselling printed books on the popular e-reading platform has been the case for the last few years in the US,but had yet to happen in the UK. The store’s most popular author this year is Fifty Shades of Grey writer EL James, whose surprise bestseller has enjoyed a major success as an e-book. It has sold more than two million copies in just four months.