From The Telegraph:
The sale of print books over Christmas was the strongest in over three years, signalling a fightback against digital ‘ebooks’.
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Celebrity titles were particularly popular, helping sales of physical books break through the £75m mark, the strongest weekly performance since Christmas 2009.
The week’s sales were 20 per cent up on the previous one, and £1.4m higher than the year before.
Authors and publishers have hailed the boost in sales as proof there is still room in the crowded market, where the growing popularity of digital ereaders like the Kindle and tablet computers like the iPad have eaten into book sales.
It comes after digital fiction sales almost trippled during the first half of 2012 while physical books fell away. Similarly children’s books and non-fiction digital titles enjoyed a massive increase in sales.
Link to the rest at The Telegraph and thanks to J.J. for the tip.