From the press release:
Hachette Book Group announced today that #1 bestselling author James Patterson has broken yet another record—this time with tremendous ebook sales. To date, Patterson has sold 1,141,273 ebook units, making him the first novelist ever to surpass the 1,000,000 mark.
Patterson is once again at the helm of an important game-changing publishing trend. According to the International Digital Publishing Forum's aggregated data, ebook sales (across the board) have more than tripled over the past year and show no signs of leveling off in the near future, reinforcing what the New York Times Magazine's cover story on Patterson posited earlier this year: that he's a writer who has "transformed book publishing," and continues to do so.
What a foolish move this was. Now that they have admitted to the sales Hachette are going to have to pay royalties on all the ebooks. /joke