The Killer Kindle

How the e-book revolution is affecting Portland's book industry

The day booksellers have been dreading is here. Amazon announced in a statement yesterday that it now sells more e-books than print books. For every 100 print books sold since April 1, Amazon has sold 105 Kindle e-books. ---

So if e-books are the way of the future, what does the news mean for Portland's booksellers?

Powell's Books
national news
laid off 31 workers
Consumer behavior—how, where, and what people read—has changed dramatically over the past several years
in a statement (PDF)
It’s amazing sometimes people don’t even know we have a website, let alone e-books.
Powell’s main game plan to combat the e-book revolution is focusing more on phones.
its own iPhone app
QR codes
Smaller Portland booksellers are feeling the Kindle crunch, too
Broadway Books
For Portland publisher
Tin House Books
, e-books have been a boon for business.
the numbers released by Amazon yesterday may be misleading

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