HarperCollins has just reported that digital sales increased 6% compared to the prior year and represented 21% of Consumer revenues for the quarter, driven by growth in downloadable audio book sales. The publisher has also revealed that overall revenue increased 3% from $389m to $401 compared with the same period a year earlier, primarily due to the “continued popularity” of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, as well as the success of frontlist titles such as Daniel Silva’s House of Spies and Karin Slaughter’s The Good Daughter.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.