45 years after the publication of the first ebook, print books are still twice as popular as electronic books in the US.
The history of ebooks is long and, in fact, not as impressive as you would have thought a few years ago.
Ribbonfish, the company that provides publishing and media solutions for the digital age, has released an infographic that lists milestones in the growth of ebook industry. You’ll see here the first ebook published on a floppy disc, Google Book Search program, and the launch of ebook subscription services, among others.
The infographic accompanies a detailed article that analyzes the future of bookshops in the digital age.
If you are looking for other visualization of the ebook industry, check out our classic infographic that shows the history of ebooks.
Click or tap the image below to see it enlarged.
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