Sources report that over the first half of the year, eBook sales at Random House have increased by 400 percent.
According to a leaked report obtained by Crain’s NY, digital book sales at the company have increased dramatically. Despite impressive growth, the company called it “an incubatory period” for the digital book industry–a fraction of the company’s overall revenues.
Here’s more from the article: “sales of its Kindle e-books through September 2009 came to $22.6 million, an increase of almost 700% over the $2.9 million in revenue that the Kindle generated during the same period in 2008. The Lost Symbol was a big part of that growth. Published Sept. 15, the thriller sold 100,000 e-books its first week out, or about 5% of total sales for the book. In the first half of 2009, Random House e-book revenue grew by 400%, says a spokesman.”