Wow! This is a pretty huge step!
Because of the growing popularity and sales of e-books, The New York Times announced yesterday that they will be publishing a best-seller list in both digitally published fiction and non-fiction!
Janet Elder, the editor of news surveys and election analysis for The New York Times, explains:
“We’ve had our eye on e-book sales since e-books began. It was clear that e-books were taking a greater and greater share of total sales, and we wanted to be able to tell our readers which titles were selling and how they fit together with print sales.”
Sam Tanenhuas, the editor of the Book Review, continues:
“To give the fullest and most accurate possible snapshot of what books are being read at a given moment you have to include as many different formats as possible, and e-books have really grown, there’s no question about it.”
Wow! It's amazing to us that so many people have opted for the iPad and Kindle in lieu of a good ole' hard copy!
We don't know…there's something about actual print on paper that we can't seem to tear ourselves away from!
What do U think?? Do U prefer e-books to regular books?
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