By Siobhan O’Leary
As in the US, there has been a disappointingly paltry revelation of hard figures in Germany when it comes to e-book sales. However, Berlin-based startup textunes, which teams with publishers to make e-books available for use on mobile devices (particularly the iPhone and iPod Touch), has just announced that it sold 50,000 e-books in the last twelve months (80% of which were sold in the last six months). As reported in Buchreport, prices for these e-books ranged from €.79 to €24.99 and the number of books downloaded in that period jumps to 350,000 if free reading samples are included. The textunes app is currently installed on 100,000 of the 2 million iPhones in use in Germany.