This is a bold statement, and something that I never dreamed that I would ever be saying.
As I’ve said before when talking about switching my book-buying to Kindle, I am actually very pro “real” books, and in many ways nothing can beat the experience of owning hard copies of books.
It’s funny how technology can take you by surprise.
It’s all well and good when you see technology slowly progressing and its great, but sometimes I just get plain shocked by relatively new technologies exploding!
So here it is, the shocker, revealed:
In the last 3 months of 2010 Amazon US sold more ebooks for Kindle than paperback books.
When I read that I was left absolutely speechless. I mean, what do you make of that massive shift in culture? To me this is huge news, and extremely telling about where things are moving and how people are changing in their interaction with mobile devices.
I think that this is why we need to be people who have our finger on the pulse of culture and technology, constantly aware.
Maybe you were someone who saw this coming. I didn’t. Maybe you also saw how big the iPad and tablet devices were going to become. I hated the idea of iPad when it was first announced. Now I am writing this blog post on one!
So, this is big news, whoever you are and whatever you do. If you are a Christian writer or publisher especially, you have GOT to get your content on Kindle. After all, we are all about resourcing the church and having our finger on the pulse of culture and technology, right?