August 12, 2011 In Misc.
Survey Shows Publishing Expanded Since 2008 – NYTimes.com
BookStats, a comprehensive survey conducted by two major trade groups that was released early Tuesday, revealed that in 2010 publishers generated net revenue of $27.9 billion, a 5.6 percent increase over 2008. Publishers sold 2.57 billion books in all formats in 2010, a 4.1 percent increase since 2008.
YA fiction is up 6.6% and adult fiction up 8.8%. I like those numbers! And that's post-Harry Potter.
Speaking of which, seeing The Deathly Hallows parts 1 & 2 recently really demonstrated to me that ways in which novels can go so deeply into characters, moments and story arcs in a way you just can't get in a movie.