Quick Note: Random House US ebook sales up 300%

quick note.pngFrom the press release:

Random House U.S. e-book sales surged 300 percent in the first six months, and comparably in Germany and UK. The company’s e-book program in these countries cumulatively expanded to 20,000 titles. The UK Group’s Nigella Lawson digital cooking app became an immediate global bestseller.

4 Comments on Quick Note: Random House US ebook sales up 300%

  1. So if theirs went up 300% in US or somewhere close, and everyone else was only 180 or whatever it was, then as a whole, ebook sales declined for the non-Random House group of publishers?

    e.g. if flat sales of 40 million Jul-Aug-Sep

  2. Isn’t Random House the only big publisher that didn’t go with agency pricing in the US?

  3. Amanda,
    Exactly right.

    Random House declined the Apple Agency plan and therefore are not allowed into the Apple iBook Store.

    I guess it didn’t harm RH that much.

  4. Well, so far letting retailers set their sale price seems to be working nicely for RH.
    Just a data point but combined with the fact that BPH collective ebook sales are flat, month to month, it does look like RH is, at a minimum, not losing market share along with the Price Fix Five.
    RH has to be feeling good about passing on the Apple iBooks Kool-aid.

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