But what about the smell of books and the weight of hardcovers??
Until they make an iPad cover that SMELLS like books, it will never be the same! LOLz!
It’s a sad day, but we have to report that American publishers are now bringing in more revenue from ebooks than hardcover books. For the first time ever, net sales revenue from ebooks exceeded hardcover books in the first quarter of the year.
The data was compiled from 1,189 publishers and doesn’t even include children’s books!
Adult ebooks brought in $ 282.3 million, with a 28.4% increase from the same period a year ago, while young adult ebooks performed even better, catapulting 233% to $ 64.3 million.
But all is NOT lost, because adult hardcover books ALSO grew!! They were up 2.7% to $ 229.6 million in Q1 2012.
So why is this happening?
You know why, don’t act like you don’t know why.
Playing dumb isn’t sexy! Ha!
Paperback sales are still in the lead, though, so no real worries — for now!
[Image via AP Images.]