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According to this article in the New York Times, Amazon is reporting a higher sale of e-books than hardcover books for the first time. The reporting period is the previous three months.

In that time, Amazon said, it sold 143 Kindle books for every 100 hardcover books, including hardcovers for which there is no Kindle edition.

Continuing to count the days (one week!) to the release of Lisa Marie Rice's Into the Crossfire. Since I registered on HarperCollins Publishers' AuthorTracker to be notified about her new publications, I received notification today by e-mail of the release date. Included in the message is this link to the first 44 pages of the book. (And, yes, of course, the free excerpt stops in the middle of an interesting scene.)

Maya and I went to "Despicable Me" yesterday with my sister and nephew visiting from New Mexico. The movie was okay--nothing great, but also not terrible. I do wonder why women can never catch a break in these kids' movies--the wicked stepmother and stepsisters in "Cinderella," the witch in "Sleeping Beauty," etc. The only two adult females with much of a role in the movie, the main character's mom and the woman running the orphanage, were horrid.


StephanieD said…
That's amazing re the e-books outselling print- just the inevitable march to digital dominance I guess.

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