We’ve heard anecdotes from publishers and readers, and now we have a more quantitative sign that the Kindle is spurring the e-book industry since its November launch: In January, y/y revenue from e-book sales jumped 24 per cent for U.S. publishers.
That’s still a tiny number: Wholesale revenue climbed from $2.5 to $3.1 million, according to the International Digital Publishing Forum. Just imagine what might happen when Amazon (AMZN) is able to start fulfilling Kindle orders.
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