The article said that for every 143 e-books sold, only 100 print books sold. Amazon has been selling print books for fifteen years; Kindle e-books for only 33 months.
What's your take? Purchased an e-book reader already? Considering one? Or are you one of those people (like I used to be, before I got--and fell in love with--my Kindle) who just loves the heft and the smell of a "real" book?
""Book lovers mourning the demise of hardcover books with their heft and their musty smell need a reality check," said Mike Shatzkin, founder and chief executive of the Idea Logical Company, which advises book publishers on digital change. "This was a day that was going to come, a day that had to come," he said. He predicts that within a decade, fewer than 25 percent of all books sold will be print versions."