The growth has continued in 2008. U.S. trade e-book sales were $4.4 million in March, according to sales statistics from IDPF and the Association of American Publishers (AAP), a notable, 58.9-percent increase over the same month last year. The first quarter of 2008 is the first-ever quarter to eclipse $10 million in trade e-book sales.
Laura Dawson is CEO of Numerical Gurus, LLC, consulting company providing services to the information, librarym and book industries. Dawson has consulted to numerous organizations in these verticals, primarily focusing on solving problems related to metadata, identifiers, Linked Data, semantic web applications, and structured content.