Amazon: E-Books Sales Surpass Hardcover

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In this corner, The New York Times:

The heft and musty smell of a hardcover book are one step closer to becoming relics in a museum.

Amazon.com, one of the nation’s largest bookstores, said Monday that for the last three months, sales of electronic books for the Kindle, Amazon’s e-reader, outnumbered sales of hardcover books for the first time.

and in the other corner, Digital Book World:

Depending on where you get your news, and how far beyond the tweets and catchy headlines you tend to read, yesterday’s well-timed press release from Amazon (they release their 2Q report on Thursday) either came as a shocker (TIPPING POINT!) or an interesting soft data point in need of further clarification.

We shall get to the bottom of this…

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