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Books and Borrowing

Some interesting stats about publishing and lending collected by Eric Hellman on his Go To Hellman blog:

January 7, 2010: Numbers for Libraries and the Book Market

“Outsell estimates that the total US book market in 2009 was 41 billion dollars. They estimate that book sales to libraries was a bit over 1.6 billion dollars, which is almost 4% of the total market.”

January 26, 2010: Deconstructing the Attributor Book Piracy Study

And what I truly hope is humour but it’s soooo close…:

January 15, 2010: Offline Book “Lending” Costs U.S. Publishers Nearly $1 Trillion

Anyway, the associated links and th posts are interesting if you’re trying to keep up with the link between borrowing, publishings, lending, piracy, etc.


Posted on: January 29, 2010, 4:05 pm Category: Uncategorized

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