TITLE

Romance A Fast-Growing e-Book Category As Handheld Tech Goes Mainstream

PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Book Publishing Report;10/11/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 39, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the issue of romance, a fast-growing e-book category as handheld tech goes mainstream. The e-book segment of the book publishing industry is no longer just a bastion of techie titles as romance books and tomes from other genres are flying off the virtual shelves. PerfectBound released only a few dozen e- books when it was formed in 2001, but in 2004 expects to publish around 350, pushing its catalog of e-books past 800. The e-book trade association, Open e-book Forum (New York), estimates that 422,000 e- books were sold in the first quarter of 2004, up 46% from unit sales of 288,000 in the first quarter of 2003.
ACCESSION #
14733677

 

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