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Kindle books overtake paperbacks

July 19 of last year was the day that Amazon’s eBook sales overtook the sales of hardcover books. Half a year later eBook sales overtook the sale of paperbacks. According to Amazon’s latest earnings report, “Kindle books have now overtaken paperback books as the most popular format on” The company had originally said this would happen by Q2 of 2011, but it clearly happened a lot earlier.

Amazon also sold through $12.95 billion worth of goods, representing the company’s first $10 billion quarter.

Press Release below:

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Supreme Court Kindle vs. iPad

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is a Kindle user (probably a Kindle DX), while Justice Antonin Scalia wields an iPad.

This information appeared in a recent video clip on C-SPAN. Both justices use the devices (plus hard copy printouts) to read the vast quantities of written material they must go through — up to 40 or 50 briefs for each case, Kagan says in the video above.


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