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Harlequin romance e-books selling 10K monthly in UK

Harlequin Mills & Boon, the British publisher of Harlequin romance novels reports that its monthly sales of e-books in May site exceeded 10,000, according to New Media Age. The company sells more than 200 million books a year, both online and at retail.

For context’s sake, let’s assume that romance sales are a bit less cyclical than books generally, but that May is a slightly lower-sales month, say about 9.5 million books sold: E-books account for less than 1/10th of one percent of sales at the company that month.