From Publishers Lunch online newsletter:
Random House's US division announced its "intention to make an additional 6,000-plus of its backlist titles available as e-books in the coming months," adding to the current list of 8,200 electronic titles. They are also further embracing the epub standard, "for the first time...offering its entire current electronic catalogue, as well as future titles" in that format. CEO Markus Dohle says "more people everyday are enjoying reading in the electronic format and Random House wants to extend our reach to them with more of our books." Random House tells the AP their tiny e-book sales have tripled this year.