Paperback timeline

by craigepplin

Banner Paperback Revolution

I was looking through some old links I had stashed away and came across this animated timeline of the history of the paperback in the United States. It begins in 1935 and ends in 1960, when sales of paperbacks surpassed those of hardcovers.

In light of that history, it’s dizzying to recall the news from a while back that it took only four years for Amazon’s sales of ebooks to exceed its number of print titles.