An interesting tidbit
from a Washington DC periodical Daily Biznow. Amazon's first quarter sales are up 18% over last year (close to $5 billion). Here's what's really interesting. Now 42% of their revenue comes from electronics such as the Kindle rather than books.
I posted about an HBR article
about Amazon in October of 2007. Jeff Bezos and his management team's emphasis was on helping customers find the right content at the right price in the format they prefer. It seems that more people are preferring the digital content. There are a lot of simularities with the AEC reprographics market. If you are in the business of only printing there is a limited and declining market. If you are in the business of giving people choices as to how they get content there is a growing market. Printing still is the preferred option, but having the choice is important.