While I think that’s great news for writers, I think the statistic probably needs to be clarified. While app to app, books may represent more apps than games, my guess is that the downloads per game are more than the downloads per book. I could be wrong since the article wasn’t clear. But I think of all the kids and 20-somethings with iPhones who have grown up with games and I figure the number of games downloaded would beat the number of books downloaded. Even so, it’s still good news for authors.
The article says:
The article does conclude by saying that it would seem publishers are getting more comfortable with digital books.Books now stand at a grand total of 26,569 compared with 25,079 games, according to Mobclix which listed the most popular apps and downloads on App store….Already in October, according to a report by Flurry, one in five new apps was a book for the iPhone.