On this Independence Day, we at AllThingsFulfilling.com have decided to take stock by looking in on some of the latest statistics regarding independent publishing! Indeed the publishing paradigm has changed enormously over the past ten years.
Did you know in 2017 alone, over 1,000,000 books were independently published? That’s right!
Go right to the source for the report from, Bowker!
That’s not even to mention 266 million e-books that were sold. Read the full reports here!
For the fifth straight year the number of books in print have grown. According to Beat Barblan, Director of Indentifer Services at Bowker, independent publishing “shows no signs of slowing down and it continues to grow at a steady rate.”‘
Of course, in this digital world, intellectual property piracy continues to be a huge concern and at issue.
Since 2012, there has been 156% increase in ISBN#s issued, says Bowker.
What can that be attributed to? You might ask. Here are some of the reasons why:
- Increase in number of publishing associations which serve authors.
- Growing author communities
- Increasing products and services for authors
- Resources to market books independently and digitally
On this Independence Day 2019, I’d like to point out freedom of press has been a cornerstone value since our country began! It is our belief at AllThingsFulfilling.com that with freedom comes great responsibility. Use and choose your words carefully to help unite rather than harm.
In short, practice the golden rule “Treat others as oneself would wish to be treated.”
Happy 4th of July!
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