Amazon has released the Kindle 3 at $139. It is lighter and utilizes Wi-Fi instead of 3G. They discovered people who buy a Kindle buy 3 times more books than those who purchase the traditional paper books.
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The average American consumes 741 lbs of paper a year. EVERY DAY 50,000 ACRES of trees are slashed. Where can you and I cut back?
"According to Amazon, over the past 3 months, for every 100 hardcover books it has sold, the e-tailer has sold 143 Kindle books. Over the past month, for every 100 hardcover books Amazon has sold, it has sold 180 Kindle books. The ratio is across Amazon’s entire U.S. book business & includes sales of hardcover books where there is no Kindle edition. Free Kindle books are excluded from the totals." Publishers Weekly
eBook sales rose 162.8% in May, to $29.3 million, according to AAP’s monthly sales report. Sales for the first five months of the year increased 207.4%, to $148.3 million. eBooks are gaining momentum.
"Writing permits language to travel through time or over distances. It ensures that ideas last more than one generation." Seth Godin
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Find out what Apple's Steve Jobs says about eBook sales and pricing. (He begins talking about it around the 40 Min Mark.) http://d8.allthingsd.com/speakers/steve-jobs/full-session-video/?mod=D8skybox
Easy way to save trees, water, oil, landfills--cancel your phonebook. http://www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org/ can remove you off the list. 1 ton of paper uses 7,000 gal of water, 380 gal of oil & 4,000 kilowatts of power. Afterwards it can take up 3 cubic yards of space in a landfill if not recycled. An ave directory weighs 3.62 lbs.
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