Some ebook news. Here is the Diesel romance ebook press release discussing it’s 400+ bundles. Of interest is that Diesel claims 60,000 customers. That seems like a big number to me for some reason given that digital books only make up a small percentage of overall book sales. Maybe by the end of 2009, ebook sales will be on par with audiobook sales. That would require phenomenal growth though. (Update: Should note that the great thing about the Diesel ebook bundles is that they are cross publisher compilations).
Sony and Google have reached a deal wherein Sony will provide 500,000 ebooks scanned by Google and not under copyright in epub format for free. An new ebookstore was released by Sony yesterday.