Young Readers Power Ebook Growth

shutterstock_142413079Trade ebook revenues jumped 5.1% in the first quarter of 2014.

According to the latest figures from the Association of American Publishers, revenues from print books spiked even more dramatically: 9.8% for hardcovers and 5.3% for paperbacks.

Behind all of those increases is an enthusiastic young audience for two books in particular: John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Veronica Roth’s Divergent, the first of three titles in the wildly popular series published by HarperCollins.

The two titles handily dominated the upper echelons of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List and helped combined print and ebook revenues jump 31.5% altogether.


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