Is This Now The Tipping Point For eBooks?

New Generation Kindle Device Sales Already Surpass Fourth Quarter 2009 – The Peak Holiday Shopping Season and Busiest Time of Year on Amazon

During the past 30 days, Amazon.com customers purchased more Kindle books than print books — hardcover and paperback combined — for the top 10, 25, 100, and 1,000 bestselling books on Amazon.com.

Sarah Weinman notes that these are statistics without numbers to back them up.

That’s not the point. This press release isn’t aimed at us readers.

It’s Amazon stabbing the hell out of Sony, Kobo, Borders and, especially, Barnes & Noble (whose announcement tomorrow they are trying to blunt). Those stores — well, except Sony — also do print sales and can compare their in-house stats and feel depressed by Amazon’s lead.

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