Monday, August 30, 2010

Lippman's e-Book Outsells Hardcover

On Thursday, Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg of the Wall Street Journal reported on an interesting piece of news:
Laura Lippman’s thriller, “I’d Know You Anywhere,” went on sale Aug. 17, and in its first five days sold 4,739 e-books and 4,000 physical hardcovers, said News Corp.’s HarperCollins Publishers.
A senior VP of HarperCollins speculated that this was because, when a new book gets a good review, people with digital readers can immediately order and download it.

That same VP also said this was the "first book ... of any consequence" for HarperCollins where the e-book outsold the hardcover in the first week following release.

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