Contrary to popular opinion, classic paper books aren’t dying out. We do know how successful the Kindle has been, and we’ve been told that bookstores have been struggling—but this doesn’t mean that e-books will be like digital music and completely replace their counterparts. The infographic below explains this in detail.

E-book sales have been growing since 2009, but the overall rate of growth is now slowing down. While there was a 33 percent increase in E-book sales in 2012 over 2011, there has only been a 4.8 percent increase in the first eight months of 2013, as compared to the year prior. E-books really aren’t like digital music at all. The rate of increase in digital music started to decline only when it accounted for over 50 percent of music sales. The rate of increase in E-book sales has already slowed—and they account for only 20 percent of sales.

E-book sales are reaching a plateau and will settle around 25 percent, according to experts. While a lot of people are buying tablets, many of them are not buying them for reading purposes. Only two-thirds of e-book sales “cannibalize” paper book sales. In some places, like Canada, e-book sales have actually experienced a decline. The notion that independent bookstores are struggling should be put to rest. There were actually more bookstores in 2012 (1,567) than there were in 2009 (1,401).

To learn more about why classic paper books are nowhere near finished, check out the full infographic below!