GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Book Publishing Statistics [Latest Report]

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"The global book publishing industry is worth over $100 billion."

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"In 2019, over 45,000 new adult fiction titles were released in the U.S."

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"Over 2.2 million print book titles were published globally in 2018."

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"The self-publishing market is expected to grow by 9.2% annually between 2021 and 2028."

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"E-books made up 18% of the book market in the U.S. in 2020."

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"About 731 million e-books were sold in the U.S. in 2020."

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"The average price of an e-book in the U.S. was $7 in 2020."

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"In 2020, audiobooks generated over $1.3 billion in revenue in the U.S."

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"The global e-book market is projected to reach $20.8 billion by 2026."

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"In 2021, Penguin Random House was the largest publisher in the world."

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"Approximately 1.68 billion books were sold in the U.S. in 2020."

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"In 2020, 7.78 million unique book titles were available in the U.S."

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"In 2019, over 675,000 ISBNs were assigned to self-published books in the U.S."

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"On average, self-published authors earned around $850 in 2020."

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"In 2020, 56.4% of readers in the U.S. prefer reading print books over digital books."

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"In 2021, the educational book publishing industry generated over $13 billion in revenue in the U.S."

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"In 2019, the U.K. was the world’s fifth-largest book publisher, generating £4.33 billion in revenue."

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"In 2020, China had over 225,000 book titles in print."

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"In 2019, it was estimated that global book sales could reach 2.7 billion units by 2023."

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