Thursday, May 26, 2011

People with e-readers buy more books

BookExpo America Underlines Industry Shifts - "ome anxiety over digital publishing was tempered by the fact that while e-book sales are huge in fiction, especially genre fiction like romance, mysteries and thrillers, they have barely registered in children’s books, reference books and a lot of nonfiction categories. And, publishers said, the spread of e-books could make the whole publishing pie bigger.

“People with e-readers buy more books,” said Markus Dohle, chairman and chief executive of Random House. “That’s an opportunity.”

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