Ebooks now 12% of sales at HarperCollins

Newscorp released their latest financial report yesterday (check your voicemail), and business has been good. NewsCorp’s publishing division – which is dominated by the company’s newspapers – reported sales up $225 million and segment operating income rising $74 million. Just like the previous reports, there’s no specific data on each of the parts of Newscorp, but HarperCollins  did release a statement yesterday.

Ebooks now account for about 12% of US sales for this fiscal year. That’s down slightly from the last quarterly report, which placed ebooks at 19% of US sales for Q3. And it’s also a step down when compared to reports from Penguin and Simon & Schuster.

Of course, any figures from a recently ended quarter  are too new to be considered reliable.

NewsCorp via PL


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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