But Could It Have Been FOUR Million?

Random hits 2m e-book sales

Random House has hit the landmark of two million e-books sold in the UK, with other leading publishers reporting a first quarter “explosion” in digital sales.

E-books currently account for 8% of RH’s overall sales, with Lee Child, James Patterson and Jo Nesbø its biggest-selling authors in e-books. The publisher is now selling e-books at a rate 10 times greater than at the same point in 2010.

The post-Christmas eBook device explosion leaves a footprint.

These are first-quarter sales, which should now reflect the fact that Random House was using the Agency price-fixing model.

That’s when The Girl With the Dragoon Tattoo went from around $5.00 to $7.00. And all their other books went up too.

I protested this. I wonder if others did too.

So my question to Random is: Had you not increased prices, might you have been looking at even bigger sales?

Previously here:

Tell Publishers Why You Didn’t Buy A Book
More About Pricing [with backlink list]

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