”…a kind of mad devotion.”

How Many Novelists are at Work in America? by Dominic Smith

1. A Breadcrumb Trail of Recent US Writing and Publishing Stats

  • 2012 fiction books published with an ISBN: adult fiction 67,254; YA and juvenile fiction 20,339

  • 2012 Net book sales: $27.1 billion

  • 2011 books published: traditionally published 347,178; self-published 235,000

  • 76 percent of all books released in 2008 were self-published

  • Roughly 50 percent of all fiction published (traditional or self-published) is a romance, mystery, sci-fi, or fantasy story

  • 1900 independent bookstore locations in 2012

  • 1 percent chance across all genres of a published book being stocked in a brick-and-mortar store

  • 20 percent of all books sold in 2012 were e-books

  • Approximately 185 U.S. institutions granting MFAs in fiction

  • Best markets for fiction sales: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C.

  • 600-700 books received weekly by LA Times for review consideration

  • 197,768 self-reporting writers in 2009

  • 39 percent increase between 1990 and 2005 in the number of writers and authors

Sources: Publishers Weekly, “Artists and Arts Workers in the United States Findings from the American Community Survey” (2005-2009) and the “Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages” (2010), American Booksellers Association, Bowker Books in Print, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Huffington PostLA TimesThe New York Times.

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