E-book and audio sales proving 'welcome ray of sunshine' for publishers

E-book and audio sales proving 'welcome ray of sunshine' for publishers

Publishers are seeing a boost in e-book and audio sales as readers escape the lockdown with feel-good fiction.

With shops shut and Amazon prioritising essential items, firms say there have been significant upticks in their non-print operations. Digital charts show comfort reads are proving hugely popular, particularly in the e-book category where they are pushing out the standard crime and thriller titles. In audio, too, readers appear to be plumping for inspirational titles like Michelle Obama's Becoming (Penguin) or upbeat books like Grown Ups by Marian Keyes (Whole Story) and Stephen Fr...

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