Over the last several years, the number of self-published books produced in the U.S. has tripled. According to data by Bowker, the number has grown 287% from 2006 until 2011. The report also shows that self-published print books represented about 43% of the total print output in 2011. In addition to print books, self-published e-books have seen significant growth. E-book production in 2011 was 87,201, up 129% over 2006.
These statistics are great news for self-publishing authors. They show that the industry is strong and growing. Publishing is no longer dominated by large publishing firms. More and more authors are choosing to self-publish their books, and many of them have been very profitable and successful.
The statistics also show the importance of e-books. More readers are increasingly reading e-books, so it is important that self-publishing authors consider offering both a print and electronic version. By offering both versions of your book…
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