Wednesday, July 3, 2019

RIP Microsoft ebooks, 2017-2019

Nearly 10 years after Amazon introduced its Kindle e-book business, Microsoft has decided finally the time is right for a Windows competitor.

Microsoft's ebooks are all going to play a disappearing act this month. The tech company's book section hasn't been meeting sales targets, so they've decided to pull the plug on the whole thing.

From 1972 to 1974, Dr. John made 4 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100, "Right Place Wrong Time" being the most notable.  The song debuted at #82 for the week ending 4/14/1973 and spent 20 weeks on the chart, 4 of them in the top 10.  It peaked at #9 for 2 weeks.

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UPDATE. Books sales up slightly in 2017; downloadable audio soars, 3rd year of ebook declines.  (5/10/2019)
Are ebooks finally moving out of the trough of disillusionment?  (3/12/2019)

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