At the beginning of 2011, Amazon announced the following in the US: “Amazon.com is now selling more Kindle books than paperback books. Since the beginning of the year, for every 100 paperback books Amazon has sold, the Company has sold 115 Kindle books.”
This announcement seemed to herald the end for the dog-eared paperback. Also, since Kindles, iPads and other tablets are developing downloadable versions of newspapers and magazines, it looks as though printing’s days could be numbered. But is that really the case or is this just a storm in a teacup? We look at four reasons why print is most certainly not dead… yet.