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Old 03-19-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
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Reuters: E-Book sales jump at the start of 2011

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...72G7E420110317

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Sales of electronic books in January increased by more than 115 percent compared to the same time the year before, a report released by the Association of American Publishers said on Thursday.

According to the report released by the trade association, e-book net sales increased to $69.9 million compared to $32.4 million in January, 2010, continuing the rapidly rising demand for electronic books while sales of hardcover and paperback books continued to fall.
Interesting in light of this thread:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122936

The shape of things to come, now that Random House has also joined in, or just a case of Post hoc ergo propter hoc?

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Old 03-19-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
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All those people who got a kindle, iPad, etc for Xmas.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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All those people who got a kindle, iPad, etc for Xmas.
Yes. ebook reader sales went up in a huge way.

I'm not sure what the numbers for ereaders were, but ebook sales should have risen in at least equal proportions, right?

ETA I'd read they sold 300-400% more than last year. Here's one report saying so.

So, no, I don't think increased sales of ebooks was caused by agency pricing, nor that Random House joining in will mean a trend up in sales. At all.

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