April 14th, 2010 by Bob Bly
An article in today’s PW Daily notes that there are over a million books published each year — about 75% self published and 25% traditionally published.
Assuming publishers work Monday through Friday, that’s a staggering 4,000 new books published per day!
CV, an editor, told me that what’s wrong with book publishing today is that there are too many books published. Given these latest statistics, it’s hard to argue.
Do you think the glut of books is bad for aspiring authors, because there’s already too much to read out there — and too much competition for new books?
Or do you think it’s positive, with so many new authors getting their books out these days through either traditional publishers or self publishing?