How many self-published books out in 2012 ?!

According to Bowker’s V.P. Kelly Gallagher, there were 211,269 self-published books released last year.

Bowker is the guardian of all things “ISBN.”  Their numbers are based on the ISBN statistics.  That’s a pretty reliable number.

But what about the folks self-publishing WITHOUT ISBN’s?  That’s an even larger number.

Self-published books almost doubled from 2010.

This growth is both a good and a a bad thing from all perspectives:  publishing, authors and readers.  We live in interesting times.

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