Random Going All-In With E-Books?

Random House’s CEO Markus Dohle wants to expand the company’s e-book list by a serious multiple, taking the inventory from 8000 to something approaching 15,000. Matt Shatz, Random’s VP for digital operations, says sales of e-books have been soaring.

They certainly have been, as we have reported here. But E-book sales have a long way to go before matching the size or profitability of good old fashioned printed books. For that reason, and because any bold investment in today’s economic climate is worth cheering for, Random’s commitment to a dramatic increase in e-content is a very good sign.

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