Относительные восторги 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.

“For the top 10 bestselling books on Amazon.com, customers are choosing Kindle books over hardcover and paperback books combined at a rate of greater than 2 to 1. Kindle books are also outselling print books for the top 25, 100, and 1,000 bestsellers–it’s across the board,” said Kessel. “This is remarkable when you consider that we’ve been selling hardcover and paperback books for 15 years, and Kindle books for just 36 months.”

Other recent milestones for Kindle include:

  • In the 12 weeks following the introduction of the new generation Kindles, Kindle devices or Kindle-related items such as Kindle books and covers represented 15 of the top 15 bestselling items on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk combined.
  • Amazon sold more than 3 times as many Kindle books in the first nine months of 2010 as in the first nine months of 2009.

За прошедший месяц Amazon продала больше бестселлеров (на выбор — Top10, Top25, Top100, Top1000) для читалок, чем на бумаге (в переплёте и в мягкой обложке вместе взятых). Продажи первой десятки бестселлеров в электронном виде больше продаж на бумаге в 2 раза.
И ещё немного дополнительной относительной (потому что Amazon ещё ни разу, кажется, не обмолвилась о реальных цифрах продаж) радости: за первые три квартала 2010 года компания продала в 3 раза больше электронных книг, чем за первые три квартала 2009 года.

Платформа для цифровой публикации Adobe будет сервисом

Pricing for the Professional Edition is expected to be $699 per month plus a per-issue fee that scales according to volume. For that price, publishers can access the Digital Publishing Suite and create applications for all of their titles and publications. The Enterprise Edition is a custom, multi-year platform agreement that gives publishers access to technologies for integration of back-end services such as subscription management, print fulfillment, and e-commerce. Adobe also offers professional services to support enterprise level projects.

Professional publishers that want to deploy and sell commercial applications prior to general availability of the Digital Publishing Suite can join the Adobe Digital Magazine Publishing Prerelease Program. A preview release of the add-on digital publishing technologies for InDesign CS5 is available at Adobe Labs. Adobe is already working with publishers such as Condé Nast and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to create dynamic digital magazines.

То есть помимо программ из CS5, которые надо будет купить, издателю ещё надо будет выложить 700 баксов в месяц за сервис. Плюс ещё за каждый выпуск.
И правда — начнут все, кому не лень, журналы для планшетников делать, одна суматоха!