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Author 10: nonfiction 5 books avg. sale 6, 800 (three different publishers) So you can see it DOES depend. Depends on the author and publisher and topic or genre. If you take the above 10 authors and their 51 titles, they average 12, 455 copies sold for every book published. The BookScan sales of those books literally ranged from 1, 000 to 1. 5 million, with an average (mean) of just over 75, 000 copies sold per book.

That 75k number is pretty skewed by the existence of Anthony Doerrs runaway literary hit, All the Light We Cannot See, which sold over 1. 5 millions of copies. Oct 29, 2017  According to BookScan, which tracks most bookstore, online, and other retail sales of books, only 299 million books were sold in 2008 in the U.

S. in all adult nonfiction categories combined. The average U. S. book is now selling less than 250 copies According to the New York Times, AuthorHouse reports selling more than 2. 5 million books in 2008, which sounds like a lot, but averages out to around 54 sales per title.

iUniverse's most recent Facts and Figures sheet reports that the company published 22, 265 titles through 2005, with sales of 3. 7 million: an average of 166 sales per title.

I make my average author rank on paper to be around 3, 000 for the two weeks, while my average author rank on Kindle is around 1, 900. Given the author rankings and the number of books and Kindle eBooks the author is selling, I could work out a pretty good graph of the overall Amazon ecosystem for making a living as an author.

Apr 05, 2012 The average U. S. nonfiction book is now selling less than 250 copies per year and less than 3, 000 copies over its lifetime. And very few titles are big sellers. The average U. S. nonfiction book is now selling less than 250 copies per year and less than 2, 000 copies over its lifetime. 5. A book has far less than a 1 chance of being stocked in an average The Cold Publishing Equations: Books Sold Marketability Love.

so and so hit book sold 2. 5 million copies in 2 months. Soandso sold 100, 000 copies this year. Those are outliers. Thats not the lived experience of the 99 in writing and publishing. The average digital only authorpublished book sells 250 copies in its lifetime. How can the answer be improved? About 73 percent of book readers in the U. S. said they read books in any format. The average American aged 18 to 49 reads 12 books per year, while the average number of books read by 65 or older Americans is slightly higher a total of 13 books per year.

This page lists the number of book titles published per country per year from various sources. According to UNESCO, this is an important index of standard of living and education and of a country's selfawareness. List of countries. In descending order of number of new titles per year, as of the latest year available, sometimes" new titles and Narrowing the scope a bit to authors with live ebooks right now on Amazon, right now there are 3, 177, 733 Kindle titles, which if the average number of books per author matches our 200, 000book sample means roughly 1.

8 million unique author names. The average U. S. nonfiction book is now selling less than 250 copies per year and less than 3, 000 copies over its lifetime. A book has less than a 1 chance of being stocked in an average bookstore. For every available bookstore shelf space, there are 100 to