Hachette Book Group closed last year on an upswing, thanks in part to a boost from expanding digital sales.
Ebooks and downloadable audio books made up a third of Hachette’s overall sales in 2013, up from just over a quarter the previous year. Revenue also climbed 6% during the same period.
While adult trade sales were generally strong across the board in the U.S., U.K. and France, Hachette’s parent company Lagardère acknowledges that the past year’s digital growth remains limited to the U.S. and U.K. markets for now.
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