eBooks: Accelerating at an Accelerating Rate

I was struck by the recent news release by Amazon about the Kindle over-taking all other book formats combined.  So I indulged my curiosity and here’s what I found.  The world, my friends, is changing very quickly….

Number of Years Between:

Invention of printing press & first free public library in US: 413 

First free public library in US and sale of first book on Amazon.com: 143

Sale of first book on Amazon.com and sale of first Kindle book: 12

Sale of first Kindle book and Kindle over-taking hardcover books: 3.5

Kindle over-taking hardcover and Kindle over-taking paperback: 6 months

Kindle overtaking paperback and Kindle overtaking all other book formats combined: 100 days

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