Bowker: американская книжная индустрия растёт за счёт полезных книг

Bowker [has] released their annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from its Books In Print database.  Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers,Bowker is projecting that despite the popularity of e-books, traditional U.S. print title output in 2010 increased 5%. Output of new titles and editions increased from 302,410 in 2009 to a projected 316,480 in 2010. The 5% increase comes on the heels of a 4% increase the previous year based on the final 2008-2009 figures.

The non-traditional sector continues its explosive growth, increasing 169% from 1,033,065 in 2009 to an amazing 2,776,260 in 2010.   These books, marketed almost exclusively on the web, are largely on-demand titles produced by reprint houses specializing in public domain works and by presses catering to self-publishers and ”micro-niche” publications.

Bowker считает по выданным ISBN. И у него получается, что в 2010 году традиционные издатели выпустили на 5% — 316,5 тыс названий. А нетрадиционные издатели (POD и пр.) выпустили аж 2 776 260 книг (169% роста по ср. с 2009 годом).
Забавны данные по категориям: компьютерная литература +51%, научная +37%, техническая +35%, социология и экономика +7,8%. То есть полезные книги растут. Падают: литература –29%, поэзия –15%, история –12%, биографии –12%, жанровая литература (это 15% рынка) сокртилась на 3%. Ну, и религия –4%.

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