Just from comparing my Kindle book sales to my Nook book sales, I too would've expected the percentage to be higher in favor of the Kindle.Jan Strnad said:I would believe that Kindle has at least 60-65% of the market. I'd have guessed an even higher percentage.
You never know with technology advancements but I expect Kindle will keep its big lead too.Me and My Kindle said:The Kindle had a head start. The first Nook wasn't released until November of 2009. By then Amazon had already had a Kindle on the market for more than two years.
Plus, the Kindle's worked its way into a lot of mass distribution channels since then. You can now by a Kindle at Walmart, Staples, Best Buy, and Target. And that's before you even consider the fact that the Kindle is just a better reader. (Consumer Reports did a head-to-head comparison of all the digital readers, and the Kindle was the only one they recommended.)
I've heard estimates that between 2010 and 2011, 15 million more Kindles will be sold, so the Kindle will probably keep hanging on to it's big share of the market!
Not only that, but Amazon has arguably perfected online ordering, whereas Barnes and Noble (whose internet sales were at one time "powered by Amazon") still has a lot of work to do to make their online ordering a lot more user friendly.Me and My Kindle said:The Kindle had a head start. The first Nook wasn't released until November of 2009. By then Amazon had already had a Kindle on the market for more than two years.
But isn't a reader a reader no matter what the form, and a potential customer?balaspa said:Anyway, I am glad the Kindle is outselling the rest. I also hope that dedicated ereader fans will out-number the touchscreen tablet people.
Gotta agree. I love reading on my kindle, but my hubby prefers the nook, and even reads on his iPhone. That's fine with me.TraceyC/FL said:So doesn't the main goal of "getting people reading and buying your book" matter more than what THEY personally choose to read on?