Industry Spotlight:

The publishing industry is huge. And despite perceived slowdowns in the print industry, online publishing more than makes up for any lost ground.

  • Ebooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry. The number of ebooks published grows by up to 50% every year.
  • The publishing industry does $300 million in net sales every month.
  • Ten thousand new publishers enter the market every year.
  • Every year people spend $44 billion on books.
  • Newsletter Access, the largest online directory of subscription newsletters, lists 9,549 subscription newsletters in its database.
  • Amazon, one of the biggest magazine sellers, carries 93,417 magazine titles.
  • The Who’s Mailing What! Archive has tracked 21,633 mailings related to the publishing industry.
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Published: August 5, 2008

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