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Amazon's E-Ink Kindle Sales May Have Been A Disaster Last Quarter

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    Quote Originally Posted by br111an
    Actually, I had a no-name Android tablet that did get very hot. I gave it away.
    I rest my case. You have never held an e-reader using e-ink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by br111an
    Actually, I had a no-name Android tablet that did get very hot. I gave it away.
    Not understanding the concept of reading is a concern.

    Perhaps it just needs putting into context for you with parralels between the old world and the new world

    Old word New World Used for
    Book Ereader Reading long texts
    Newspaper (Broadsheet) Ereader Reading long articles with charts
    Newspaper (Tabloid) Tablet Reading short articles with pictures
    Magazine Tablet Browsing light content with lots of pictures
    Calculator MS Excel For calculating things
    Typewriter MS Word For writing things
    Overhead projector MS Powerpoint For presenting things
    etc

    As you can see an ereader is not a replacement for a tablet computer.
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    LMAO. Nice post East_coast. I think the problem is that the other guy doesn't actually realize that his android is not an ereader (i.e. he has no idea what an ereader actually is). Or what e-ink is. You can, for example, switch OFF your e-reader and the e-ink stays on the page. It doesn't need electricity at all to stay on the page (something I tried to explain to an airline stewardess once, she was pretty thick too).


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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07
    something I tried to explain to an airline stewardess once,
    I have probably had that conversation 20 times in the last year. I don't think it is a lack of intelligence it is just they don't have time to understand and safety must come first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    Book sellers everywhere - from Amazon to traditional book stores are reporting ebooks outselling physical books.
    No they're not, Brit. Don't get taken in by Amazon's PR.

    In their case, it's in their interest to push the Kindle for reasons beside the sales of ebooks, but they don't publish any figures.

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    I think Amazon are unlikely to be lying, given that it is a criminal offense to disclosure false information to its investors.

    Last time I checked they were selling ebook volume (number units sold) was higher than physical book volume (number units sold).

    If you have any credible information that proves otherwise would be interested to see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bookblogger
    No they're not, Brit. Don't get taken in by Amazon's PR.

    In their case, it's in their interest to push the Kindle for reasons beside the sales of ebooks, but they don't publish any figures.
    But they do have press releases

    Amazon says e-book sales surpass printed books - Boston.com

    Perhaps sales value is still higher for real books but on a volume basis they appear to say they shift more ebooks. Why would Amazon lie about this?

    Given the huge numbers of legacy bookshops it will probably be a while for the market as a whole to shift over to ebooks but it doesn't look like a trend that will reverse.
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    Yes, they have press releases. Why would they lie... er, because they sell the Kindle?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bookblogger
    Yes, they have press releases. Why would they lie... er, because they sell the Kindle?
    Listed company lying about something that can be checked in the report and accounts? Does not make sense. You've lived in HK too long!
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    So you have no proof at all, just a vague suspicion? As I said, it is a criminal offense for them to mislead the market so its highly unlikely they are simply lying.


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