Same-Day E-Book Sales Propel Grisham’s Thriller – WSJ.com

In recent years, even some of the biggest authors have lost gravitational pull with readers. But for John Grisham’s 24th adult book, “The Confession,” the e-book version has helped propel first-week sales beyond that of his last legal thriller.

“The Confession” is the first of Mr. Grisham’s adult hardcover novels to also be available simultaneously as an e-book. Doubleday, an imprint of Bertelsmann AG’s Random House, says e-book sales were about one-third of week-one hardcover sales, or around 70,000.

I smell a trend.

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