aaplogo Galleycat reports that new figures from the Association of American Publishers reveal that e-book sales were up 184.8% for the month of March, to $28.5 million, and 251.9% for the year to date. (I’m assuming these improvements are over the equivalent period the year before, not over the preceding month. The Galleycat writeup isn’t clear)

And in fact, bookselling in general in March improved by 16.6%.

It doesn’t appear that Amazon’s markdown policy has had the deleterious effect on the publishing industry that publishers feared. But it remains to be seen how they will do under agency pricing.


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