lippman_DV_20100826164359.jpgAccording to the NY Times, Laura Lippman’s new thriller, I’d Know You Anywhere” has sold 4,739 ebooks and 4,000 pbooks in the first five days after its release.

HarperCollins, the publisher, says:

“This is the first book of ours of any consequence that has sold more e-books than hardcovers in the first week,” said Frank Albanese, a senior vice president at HarperCollins. “What we’re seeing now is that if a book gets a good review, it gets a faster lift on the digital side than it does on the physical side because people who have e-readers can buy and read it immediately.”


  1. No brainer, maybe, but at $12.99 for the Kindle edition, she won’t be selling to me anytime soon. It will join other over-priced books on my WishList where I will eventually purchase them used for a few bucks.

    Used – no money for author or publisher
    Fairly priced ebook – $$ for author and publisher

    Why is this so hard for them?

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