Bloomsbury benefits from ebook boom

Press Association
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The founder of Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury said he saw "no evidence" that print books were a dying format as the group unveiled a surge in ebook sales.

The company behind major bestsellers such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Veg Everyday! and Jesmyn Ward's novel Salvage the Bones saw a 70% jump in ebook sales in the period from March 1 to July 11, compared to a 2% decline in print sales.