Self-Published Books on the Rise...
It's another busy busy week so light on the blogging, but I wanted to get a link up to this GalleyCat post especially for the writers who came to see me speak on Saturday at the Carnegie Center in Lexington.
According to the bibliographic company Bowker, 285,394 new books were published by print-on-demand companies last year--a 132 percent increase compared to 2007. In contrast, U.S. publishers put out 275,232 new books and editions in 2008--a 3.2 percent drop compared to the year before.
In case you don't have your calculator handy, that's a total of 560,626 books published in 2008.
This was also reported on in Publishers Lunch with the headline "On Demand Books Overtake Traditional Titles for the First Time."