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Statistics About The Biggest Books

In this post, we explore a fascinating array of statistics surrounding some of the biggest books in the world. From the thickest book to the largest published work and records in word count, author contributions, and sales figures – these findings offer a glimpse into the vast and diverse landscape of literature on a massive scale.

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""The world's thickest book, 'The Complete Miss Marple', is 322mm wide""

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""The largest published book is 'The Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom', measuring 5 feet by 7 feet""

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""The sixth largest book in the world is 'A la recherche du temps perdu' by Marcel Proust, with 1,267,069 words""

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""The book titled 'Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus' has the most words, approximately 2,100,000""

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""The longest audiobook on record is reportedly 'In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust' which has a runtime of 153 hours""

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""The world record for the highest number of authors for a single book goes to 'Life-Transforming Success' with 5,095 contributors""

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""The largest digital book in the world is 'Voynich Manuscript' with a file size of 170MB""

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""The book with the highest print run of all time is the Bible, with over 5 billion copies printed""

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""The average word count of a novel is typically around 100,000 words, much shorter than the longest novels ever written""

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""The largest single volume book in the world is 'This is Muhammad' measuring 5 meters by 8 meters""

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""The state with the most books published per capita in the USA is New York""

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""The longest book ever written in Latin America is 'Bolívar' by Marie Arana, with around 960 pages""

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""In China, the maximal length of online novels is typically around 5 million Chinese characters, which is roughly equivalent to 2.8 million words in English""

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""The longest book in the world according to Guinness World Records is made up of over 3 million characters""

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""The top 1% of authors (in terms of book sales) sell more than a million books each year""

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""On average, a bestselling book sells about 10,000 copies in its first year""

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""The largest book by page count, 'The Flora and Fauna of the World', has 3,604 pages""

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""The biggest book in the world, made of stone, is the 'Kuthodaw Pagoda' in Myanmar, featuring 730 stone tablets each 5ft (1.5m) tall""

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""The average number of copies a self-published book sells is only 250 in its entire lifetime""

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In conclusion, the world of books boasts an incredible diversity in terms of size, content, and publication methods. From the thickest book to the largest digital book, the longest audiobook to the highest number of authors for a single book, the statistics highlight the vast range of possibilities within the publishing industry. These figures shed light on the immense creativity and dedication present in literature, as well as the varying preferences of readers worldwide. Whether it’s a massive epic like ‘Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus’ or a compact novel, each book contributes to the rich tapestry of human knowledge and imagination.

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