Largest number of books published since records began

An article in The Bookseller on line reports that last year saw the largest number of titles published since records began 15 years ago. The figures are compiled by Nielsen and show that more than 133,000 titles were published during 2009 - an increase of 3.2% on the previous 12 months - hitting the highest output for a single year ever.

Nielsen said: "The increases can be accounted for in part by growth in print-on-demand (POD) and digital product, which we expect to continue to increase in the future."

While this is excellent news for book lovers and authors, it also highlights the importance for authors (and publishers) of effective and consistent marketing to make certain titles stand out in an increasingly crowded market place.

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UK publishes more books than ever in 2009: