May 21, 2009
A First, On Demand and Short-Run Book Titles Exceed Traditional Book Title Production in 2008
According to Bowker, 2008 new book title production achieved an historic development in the U.S. book publishing industry because On Demand and short-run book titles exceeded the number of traditional book titles entering the marketplace for the first time: 285,394 On Demand books compared to 275,232 traditionally produced titles and editions. The press release also noted that the 2008 production of On Demand titles increased 132% increase over last year’s final total of 123,276 titles. This was the second consecutive year of of triple-digit growth in the On Demand segment.
The production of new law titles and editions in 2008 according to Bowker's statistical report reached 5,480 titles. [JH]
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