You might recall that a couple weeks ago I reported on the first literary ebook in Japanese. I came across slaes data. Nikkei.com is reporting:
The electronic version of the latest mystery novel by Natsuhiko Kyogoku has sold 10,000 copies in five days since its release on May 28, publisher Kodansha Ltd. said Thursday.
That is impressive. The question that comes to my mind is: Was this a sign of real demand, or did most people buy this because it was a novelty? We've seen the novelty effect with GQ; each month they've sold fewer iPhone editions than the month before. This might be the same.