Author hits e-miLestone
James Patterson’s publishing company says that he’s the first author to exceed 1 million sales in electronic book delivery.
The Hachette Book Group says Patterson has moved 1.14 million units of his books for devices such as Kindle and the iPad. The big seller, by far, is his most recent novel, “I, Alex Cross,” which was published electronically and in hardcover last fall.
Patterson has had 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestselling novels, according to his website.
There’s no third-party monitor of e-book sales, so Hachette used its own figures and checked other prominent authors to see if any had cracked the million mark.