Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Oddball Publishing & Media Statistics

·         Weird movie man Woody Allen has typed all of his film scripts on one typewriter.
       --Bloomberg Business Week

·         There are 40 million e-readers and 65 million tablets in use in America.
– Forrester Research

·         E-books generated sales of $282 million vs. $230 million in print for Q1 of 2012 for the members of AAP.
--Association of American Publishers

 The global porn industry saw its revenue cut in half from $20 billion annually to 10, from 2007 to 2011. The US porn industry cut revenue in half, too, from 10 to 5 billion dollars over that same period.
--Bloomberg Business Week

·         Gone With the Wind has sold over 30 million copies but it has been outsold by many books, including, for example: War and Peace (36 million), Charlotte’s Web (45 million), Catcher in the Rye (65 million), Da Vinci Code (80 million), The Hobbit (100 million), Lord of the Rings (150 million), A Tale of Two Cities (200 million).

·         The median 2010 salary for a writer is 55,420 per year – or $26.64 per hour.
--Bureau of Labor Statistics

Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, the nation’s largest book promoter. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at brianfeinblum@gmail.com. He feels more important when discussed in the third-person.

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