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Submission + - Is Amazon Lying on eBooks Outselling Print Books? (wordpress.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: One of the top Kindle bloggers asks: is Amazon lying about how ebooks are outselling printed books? Amazon's famous statistic included a wiggle word — that ebooks were outselling hard cover books. In fact, Amazon sells three times as many paperback books, according to industry analysts — and in addition, sells disproportionately more ebooks than any other bookseller in the world. If you re-calculate the statistics, Amazon's ebook sales represent just 6% of all the books sold today — and just 29% of Amazon's total book sales. But this hasn't stopped Regis Philbin and Whoopi Goldberg from talking about how ebooks are killing the printed book — based on misunderstood statistics from Amazon's press release.

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