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Punters p-p-picking up more Penguins online

Digital ebooks accounted for 12% of revenues at publishing giant Penguin last year after download sales doubled on a year ago, owner Pearson said.

The books business, whose UK division published 78 top-10 best sellers last year, grew overall profits by 5% to £111m in 2011, despite the collapse of two major customers, including the Borders book chain in the United States.