Quercus sells 100,000 Larsson e-books

<p>Quercus has sold more than 100,000 e-copies of the Stieg Larsson trilogy, according to Will Atkinson, Faber&rsquo;s head of sales and marketing, and co-ordinator of the Independent Alliance. </p><p>Speaking on the first day of the IPG conference, Atkinson revealed the sales figures as an example of the level at which books that are popular in the mainstream can benefit from having a digital presence. </p><p>The sales of the Millenium Trilogy - <em>Girl With A Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire </em>and <em>The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets&#39; Nest -</em>&nbsp; were &ldquo;mostly because of demand for the physical side&rdquo;, he explained. </p><p>In the same talk, Atkinson said the situation in which Ian McEwan signed a deal with Amazon.com, giving the retailer exclusive rights in the US to his e-book backlist &ldquo;was a real shocker&rdquo;. </p><p>He said: &ldquo;The US publisher had not proven e-book rights were important enough.&rdquo;</p>