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How Many Books Are Being Self-Published? | Writer’s Relief

Wondering how many indie books are hitting the shelves these days? Writer’s Relief found the answer in this Publisher’s Weekly article:

“A new report issued by Bowker found that a total of 786,935 ISBNs were issued to self-published authors in 2016, an 8.2% increase over 2015.

According to the report, ISBNs for print books rose 11.3% to 638,624 titles, while e-book ISBNs for self-publishers fell 3.2% to 148,311. Since Bowker measures the number of self-published books by ISBN, its count does not include e-books released by authors through Amazon’s KDP program, as they use ASIN identifiers rather than ISBNs.”

Learn more about how the number of self-published authors has increased by reading this article in Publisher’s Weekly.

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