Briefly Noted | Bloomsbury predicts 2011 to be "year of the e-book" | The Bookseller
In his chief executive’s statement Nigel Newton said e-books were experiencing “extraordinary” growth, particularly in fiction in the US, where e-book sales were already at 15%. He said according to Amazon 40% of sales of recent bestsellers were as e-books, with Bloomsbury “experiencing similar figures”. Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson’s The Finkler Question had digital sales of 42% of the total in the US in its first six months. Group e-book sales have increased more than 18-fold between 2009 and 2010 from $131,000 to $2.3m.