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Publishers Weekly reports that "with e-books’ share of unit sales rising from 14% for the first nine months of 2011 to 22% for the same period in 2012 ... Amazon’s share of all unit book sales rose to 27% at the end of September 2012 from 21% during the previous year."

According to the story, "The gain in market share of e-books in the period came at the expense of the three print categories. Mass market paperback and hardcover each lost three percentage points while trade paperbacks’ share fell two percentage points."
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