Electronic books have become the largest single format in the US for the first time, new data reveals.

This article titled “Ebook sales pass another milestone” was written by Alison Flood, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 15th April 2011 14.01 UTC

Ebooks have become the single bestselling category in American publishing for the first time, according to new data released yesterday.

The latest report from the Association of American Publishers, compiling sales data from US publishing houses, shows that total ebook sales in February were .3m (£55.2m). This makes digital books the largest single format in the US for the first time ever, the AAP said, overtaking paperbacks at .2m. In January, ebooks were the second-largest category, behind paperbacks.

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