It has been widely reported this week that the latest figures show e-books sales at all time high. Random House Group UK has today announced that they have exceeded 2 million e-book sales (read the press release) and Simon & Schuster have announced that digital content generated 18% of their first quarter earnings (as reported by the LA Times).
Meanwhile The Guardian has reported that the growing popularity of celebrity e-book titles and e-readers such as the Amazon Kindle and iPad have helped boost UK e-book sales, with figures having risen by 20% to £180 million.
In an ITWeb article, E-books change the game, publishers are advised to "act quickly to secure a position in the e-book and e-reader marketplace or risk obsolescence." The article also recommends that publishers "position themselves as content providers and not simply suppliers of physical books."