Hachette has just announced their latest quarterly results from January to March 2016. The publisher has acknowledged that e-book sales accounted for 10.4% of total revenue in the quarter, down from 12.2% a year ago.
In the first three months of the year total trade sales generated $469 million and e-books generated $47 million. Hachette is the 5th major publisher to report soft e-book sales in the first quarter of the year.
HBG CEO MIchael Pietsch noted that HBG’s purchase of the Perseus Books Group publishing arm was completed at the end of the quarter and that the process of integrating Persues’s books and authors into Hachette has begun.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.