Teleread’s Paul Biba has just posted a very important set of juxtaposed numbers with an elegant economy of expression, and I re-post his words here in their entirety with his permission:
By Paul Biba
There are numbers, and then there are numbers that mean something.
Engadget has reported that 1.5 million ebooks were downloaded to the iPad in the first 28 days after its introduction. Wow! the press says. “It shows that the iBookstore will rule the world”.
I picked up a Tweet from Hardrien Gardeur of Feedbooks, the site that specializes in public domain and original books from new authors. Get ready ….. here it comes ….
Feedbooks distributed 2.6 million books during the same period!!