Here are some numbers:
- Midlife crisis – 496 printed – 95 kindle
- Breakup – 949 printed – 104 kindle
- Jealousy – 1093 printed – 101 kindle
So, this means that you have 5-10 X more books available in print than on kindle.
Now, when I check my preliminary results on both platforms, I get 2-5 X more sales orders on kindle than I get on paperbacks.
This grossly reflects the fact that there is way more competition on the printed books than on the kindle books.
Why not exactly 5-10 times more sales reflecting the exact competition size? Because the kindle platform or requests might get less demand than the printed books – This would mean that 60% of people still prefer the printed version compared with the kindle version.
These are rough estimations but I believe they reflect the audience’s needs.
Logical of course!