In 1971, Michael S. Hart created the first eBook by typing the US Declaration of Independence into a computer. He launched Project Gutenberg to create electronic copies of more books.
In 1992 Sony launched the world's first electronic bookreader.
In 1995 Amazon started to sell physical books on the Internet.
In 2007 Amazon launched the Kindle and its eBooks in US.
In January 2011 eText Press Publishing was established in Perth, WA.
In May 2011 Amazon announced that its e-book sales exceeded all of its printed book sales.
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From the Newsletter of eText Press at http://www.etextpress.com/