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Book publishing is a very tough business. Here is why:
Did you know that 950,000 of the 1.2 million books (79%) tracked by Nielsen Bookscan in 2004 sold fewer than 99 copies? The next 200,000 (20%) sold fewer than 1,000 copies. Only 25,000 books (2%) sold more than 5,000 copies. The average book in America sells about 500 copies. [Pusblisher's Weekly, July 17, 2006] Major subsidy publishers (Xlibris, Author House, IUnverse, et. al.) only sold about 33-100 copies per book, even though some of the authors paid them $1000 to $5000 per book to have their book published. Only a half a dozen (6 books) of iUniverse's 17,000 titles made it to Barnes & Noble's shelves. Only 84 of iUniverse's books sold more than 500 copies. 70% percent of Americans have not visited a bookstore in five years. About 32% of the U.S. population has never been in a bookstore. American on average only spend 100 hours a year reading books. You can find the above info on http://parapublishing.com/sites/para/resources/statistics.cfm with appropriate documentation on the site.
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