eBooks Offset Hachette’s Post-‘Twilight’ Losses

Hachette Book Group reported its forth quarter 2009 numbers yesterday. Profits were up in forth quarter, despite a decrease in sales of Stephanie Meyer’s ‘Twilight’ books. But eBooks were there to take up some of the slack!

Here’s more from Publishers Weekly: “Sales at HBG USA declined significantly in the fourth quarter as comparisons with 2008 were made difficult by the strong sales in that period of Meyer’s titles. Offsetting the drop in Meyer titles a bit was the growth in e-book sales. According to Lagardere, e-book sales in December in the U.S. were $5 million, a total that surpassed e-book sales for all of 2008. E-book sales represented 3% of full year sales at HBG USA in 2009.”