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According to a press release from media conglomerate Bertelsmann, which owns Random House, revenues for the publisher grew from €733 million (about $1 billion), for the first six months of 2009 to €790 million (about $1.08 billion) for the same period this year.
In the first half of the year, Random House had 138 New York Times bestsellers, including the Stieg Larsson Millennium trilogy, which sold 6.5 million print and eBooks in the U.S. and Germany during the half year.
Over the summer, Random House Chief Executive Markus Dohle told the German Magazine Der Spiegel that he expects eBooks to contribute to more than 10% of its U.S. revenue next year. And now, HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray is sharing some numbers which sound similar.
According to Publisher’s Weekly, Murray told a panel at the Frankfurt Book Fair yesterday that eBooks made up about 9% of HarperCollins’ total revenue this year.
PW has more: ”…but when that number was adjusted to filter out things like children’s books or other materials not easily consumed digitally, closer to 20% of trade title revenue was now derived from e-books.”