Amazon's total revenue jumped 46% in the 1st qtr to $7.13 Billion. Their net income rose 68% to $299 Million. Kindle sales jumped 72% to $3.5 Billion. Books & eBook sales increased 26% to $3.4 Billion. Kindle will now be sold in Target stores. The number of Kindle books is now over 500,000.
16,000 public libraries 8,937 public-library systems, some with branches 50,000 libraries in elementary schools 20,000 in high schools 15,000 special libraries (including 1,700 law libraries) 3,000 in colleges 1,897 governmental 363 military 1,000 formal libraries exist in larger churches Before mailing to libraries..., consider whether they shelve you type of book Source: Dan Poynter
Jim Milliot -- Publishers Weekly, 4/14/2010 9:22:53 AMA staggering 764,448 titles were produced in 2009 by self-publishers and micro-niche publishers, according to stats released this morning by R.R. Bowker. The number of "nontraditional" titles dwarfed that of traditional books whose output slipped to 288,355 last yr from 289,729 in 2008. Taken together, total book output rose 87% last year, to over 1 million books.
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