Publishers Weekly reports that e-book sales were up sharply for February, with TRIPLE digit growth, up 202.3 percent with $90.3 million in sales, the leading segment as reported by the AAP. Thanks to e-book readers given as gifts over the holidays, e-book sales now equal trade paperback sales.
Other segments declined in February.
…adult hardcover sales plunging 43%, to $46.2 million at the 17 houses that reported figures, while mass market paperback sales tumbled 41.5%, to $29.3 million at the nine reporting houses.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.