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Adult e-books outsell hardcover for the first time

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Published on http://books.usatoday.com/.

More evidence the world is turning digital: Publishers are reporting that in 2011, e-book versions of novels aimed at adults outsold hardcovers for the first time.

But print isn’t dead. Overall, all print formats — including hardcovers and paperbacks — accounted for $11.1 billion in net revenues last year, compared to $2.1 billion in net revenue for e-books.

Still, e-book revenue more than doubled from 2010. Overall sales revenue for trade publishers (which excludes textbooks and scholarly publishing) was basically flat – up 0.5%.

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