This excerpt is from 2009 INDIE Finalist, Success, Your Path to a Successful Book, Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill.
It is important to understand some of the statistics of publishing:
- According to the Association of American Publishers website in 2006, http://www.publishers.org, the net sales for books in 2005 was $25.1 billion.
- R.R. Bowker LLC website, http://www.bowker.com in 2006, said 172,000 new titles and editions were published in 2005. They also reported 83,000 publishers provide input to Books-in-Print.
According to 2007 Writer’s Market from Writers Digest Books, the major publishers are: