[LINK] on demand book titles exceed traditional publishing

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Wed May 20 10:58:50 AEST 2009

Well worth a read of the article linked at the end.

 From Publisher's Lunch
>On Demand Books Overtake Traditional Titles for the First Time
>Bowker's preliminary data for books published in the US in 2008 
>shows that output from traditional publishers declined by about 3 
>percent to 275,232 new titles. But they project that the number of 
>"on demand" books grew 132 percent to 285,394 books, now exceeding 
>the traditional titles.
>The biggest declines for traditional publishers came in travel (down 
>by 15 percent, with 4,817 new titles), fiction (down 11 percent, 
>with 47,541 new titles the largest of all categories), and religion 
>(down 14 percent, at 16,847 titles).

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