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Some #s I found interesting [Jan. 24th, 2008|05:05 pm]
Number of new titles published annually in the U.S.: 172,000 (2005 figures)
Number of books sold annually in the U.S.: 3.079 billion (2005 figures)
55 percent of fiction is bought by women, 45 percent by men
Annual revenues of U.S. book publishers: $26.8 billion (2004 figures)
Annual revenues of European book publishers: Euro 22.3 billion (2004 figures)
Number of book publishers in the U.S.: more than 80,000