06:00 AM EDT 03/19/2015
The Lost Symbol
Originally posted 09/17/2009 02:20PM
Here's something to get conspiracy theorists buzzing: Dan Brown fans would rather read his latest thriller on a screen than on the paper page
According to sales figures for the The Lost Symbol, the latest in the Landon series the author of The DaVinci Code, the Amazon e-book version of the 528-page tome is outselling the hardcover edition since it was released to the public Tuesday.
And that's not peanuts – the book has already broken Barnes & Noble's one-day adult-fiction sales record.
Of course, as with every Brown plot, things aren't all that they may seem, and there are other factors to consider, including the Kindle version's $9.99 price versus the hardcover's $16.17, as well as the possibility that market for the hardcover has already been saturated, as PaidContent.org points out.
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