1.4 mln e-books sold in the US in 2003

Between 2002 and 2003, the number of e-books sold rose 71%, according to the industry's trade association, the Open eBook Forum. The industry posted record sales in Q1 of 2004, a 46% increase compared with the same period last year.

Between 2002 and 2003, the number of e-books sold rose 71%, according to the industry's trade association, the Open eBook Forum. The industry posted record sales in Q1 of 2004, a 46% increase compared with the same period last year. 2003 sales of 1.4 mln downloadable books are minuscule compared with the more than 2.2 bln books sold in the United States in 2003.