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10 Oct 2018
New Record: More than 1 Million Books Self-Published in 2017
Annual Bowker report shows sustained growth in print self-publishing

According to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker, self-publishing grew at a rate of more than 28 percent in 2017, up from an 8 percent increase during the prior year.


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Bowker News

Self-Publishing Continues to Grow in U.S., Says Bowker

A new analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest™ affiliate Bowker™ reveals that the number of self-published titles in 2013 increased to more than 458,564, up 17 percent over 2012 and 437 percent over 2008.

08 Oct 2014

Blurb Sponsors Shelf Unbound Indie Book Competition

Blurb, the popular platform for creating and publishing beautiful books, is sponsoring indie book review ezine Shelf Unbound’s Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book.

13 Aug 2014

Traditional Print Book Production Dipped Slightly in 2013

Production of print books by traditional publishers slowed in the United States in 2013, declining from 309,957 titles in 2012 to a projected 304,912 titles in 2013, according to Bowker®, the global leader in bibliographic information.

05 Aug 2014

NEW DCL & BOWKER® SURVEY ON DIGITAL PUBLISHING INDUSTRY TRENDS SHOWS PUBLISHERS INCREASINGLY CONCERNED ABOUT eBOOK QUALITY

Publishers are increasingly concerned with quality as they move towards digital productions, according to a new survey on trends in the digital publishing industry.

31 Jul 2014

Shelf Unbound Magazine Launches Third Annual Contest to Discover the Best in Self-Published Books

Book review magazine Shelf Unbound is accepting entries for its third annual competition to crown the best from independent presses – including self-published authors and publishers producing five or fewer titles per year.

10 Jun 2014

Use of ISNI Is Growing Fast Among Authors, Says New Bowker Analysis

A new analysis of Bowker® Books In Print shows that a full 33 percent of its contributors have the ISO-certified International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) connected with their names and in use in the database.

07 May 2014