Lots of news around the new Kindle. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon gave an interview to USA Today. He explains why he doesn’t add a touch screen, why he’s not too keen on adding multimedia to books, and more. What surprises me is this little tidbit.
“I predict we will surpass paperback sales sometime in the next nine to 12 months. Sometime after that, we’ll surpass the combination of paperback and hardcover. It stuns me. People forget that Kindle is only 33 months old.”
So a little more than a year and he sees Amazon selling more e-books than hardback and paperback books combined.