Friday, April 25, 2008

Interesting Statistics

From Para Publishing's site:
In 1975, the bestselling book was E.L. Doctorow's "Ragtime. It sold 232,000 books. In 2000, John Grisham's "The Brethren" sold 2.8 million books.--National Arts Journalism Program,

Nearly all bestsellers come from five publishing conglomerates.--National Arts Journalism Program,
6 large publishers (in New York)
3-400 medium-sized publishers
86,000 small/self-publishers
The six U.S. conglomerate publishers are
1. Random House, Inc.
2. Penguin Putnam Inc.
3. HarperCollins
4. Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings
5. Time Warner
6. Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Four are foreign owned
For more facinating statistics, visit Dan Poynter's site!!!

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