Author Topic: Over two million book titles published just this year.  (Read 644 times)

Tonyonline

Over two million book titles published just this year.
« on: October 21, 2018, 11:34:17 PM »
See Book stats - Worldometers. And increasing every minute.
Amazing huh? Maybe not the worlds a big place.

But what I did think was quite amazing is that according to justpublishingadvice a new Kindle e-book is published every five minutes, now that's a lot.

I did try to find out what are the most popular fiction genres, but after finding this from last year on publishedtodeath I gave up.

Anyhow. I'd imagine many of you know all this already, but for those who don't, it makes for an interesting read.
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Re: Over two million book titles published just this year.
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 12:02:03 AM »
It's unfortunate that the Worldometer data is based on Unesco information that in most cases goes back to 2011 or earlier. It's probably even higher now.


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David VanDyke

Re: Over two million book titles published just this year.
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 01:13:39 AM »
The definition of "published" has changed a lot. Now anyone can take a Word doc, publish it and call it a book. That doesn't mean it's a book, or even of book length.

Lots of pamphlets, small how-to books the size of novelettes, and other specialty items. Many are scraped content of garbage, thrown up in hopes of getting some sucker to buy a copy every month or two, and not bother to return. Do that times 1000 and you have a living in many parts of the world.

Of those which are books, a tiny fraction have commercial potential. Most will never go anywhere. Many are poorly written memoirs published primarily for family.
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