Random House to Digitize Thousands More Books

The Associated Press reports on Random House’s plan to expand their eBook offerings from 8,000 to 15,000 titles.

Random House’s vice president for digital operations, Matt Shatz, says e-book sales have increased by triple digit percentages in 2008, thanks in part to Amazon.com’s Kindle reader, but he declined to offer specific number. E-books remain a tiny part of the overall market, widely estimated in the industry at 1 percent or less.

With all this RH eBook activity, will Random House be next to join Hachette in adopting the IDPF ePub standard?