A Contrast In Scale

FlashForward Author Robert J. Sawyer on How George Lucas Pre-Empted His SciFi Series

You look at Battlestar Galactica: Wonderful series, on a really good week it had 875,000 viewers out of 315 million people.

Bold emphasis added by me.

‘Lost Symbol’ Also a Big Hit on Kindle, But How Big?

But it seems that the breathless reception of Amazon’s news is a little overblown. Although Knopf Doubleday, which printed 5 million hardcover copies of “The Lost Symbol,” has declined to say what proportion of the more 1 one million copies of hardcover and e-book editions it sold on the first day of the book’s release were actually in digital form, a person familiar with the sales figures said far less than 5 percent were electronic book editions.

Bold emphasis added by me.

So that would be less than 200,000? 50,000?

Update: Really, I should by law be prohibited from touching numbers and calculations. With all the people who’ve read this post, I would have expected someone to point out that horrendous math FAIL of mine.

Previously here:

The Lost Symbol: The eBook Tipping Point?

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