In the US, ebooks represented 27% of HBG’s adult trade sales, up from 20% in the third quarter of 2012. At Hachette UK, digital sales rose to 30% of the company’s adult trade sales from 20% in the third quarter of 2012. For Lagardère Publishing, digital represented 9.4% of total net sales, compared to 6.4% in the third quarter of 2012.
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A first edition of J.K. Rowling‘s The Cuckoo’s Calling signed as “Robert Galbraith“ sold for $4,453 on AbeBooks marketplace–so far the most expensive copy of the book sold on AbeBooks.
The only other signed first-edition of that book on AbeBooks is currently selling for $6,188.72. This week, two unsigned first editions sold for $907 each on the online marketplace for used books. Here’s more from the description:
A superb, “as new” UK first edition, first printing hardback in an unblemished dustjacket – All my books are always securely packed with plenty of bubblewrap in professional boxes and promptly dispatched (within 2-3 days) … SIGNED BY J K ROWLING as her pseudonym (Robert Galbraith)
J.K. Rowling has confessed to writing a mystery novel under the pseudonym “Robert Galbraith. Mulholland Books published The Cuckoo’s Calling in April, attributing the book to Galbraith.
You can sample The Cuckoo’s Calling at this link. Little, Brown publisher Reagan Arthur issued this statement:
We are pleased and proud to have published THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, and we’re delighted by the response it has received from readers, reviewers and fellow writers. We are really looking forward to publishing the second book in the Strike series next summer … A reprint of the book is under way and will carry a revised author biography, which reads “Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J. K. Rowling.”