E-books don't furnish a room


A generation of electronic book readers, new to the market, promises to 'revolutionise reading'. Katy Guest wonders why

Sooner or later, someone will launch a reader that is cute, tactile and intuitive, and which costs less than the price of 400 paper-backs. Until then, lovers of the smell of book shops can rest easy.

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There it is again!

"Amazon has yet to announce plans to launch it in the UK, but early signs from America don't look good for paper book lovers. Estimates vary: some say that sales of e-books for the Kindle have doubled in a year, from six to 12 per cent of Amazon's total sales. "

No, no, no, no. Amazon never said that. This writer leaves out an essential phrase: "of books available for Kindle." There's a huge difference between 6% to 12% of total sales vs. 6% to 12% of that subset.

Especially when we don't know

how many actual books that coveres, how much they cost in comparison to normal book etc etc

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