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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Self-publishing boosts US print output | The Bookseller

Self-publishing boosts US print output | The Bookseller: New figures suggest that recent growth in the self-publishing market has led to the first increase in print book output in the US in four years, while the print-on-demand industry’s growth has declined 69%.

Preliminary figures from Bowker, the US bibliographic information services company, are leading it to project that between 2010 and 2011, traditional print book output increased by 6%, from 328,259 titles to 347,178 books, which it says was “driven almost exclusively by a strong self-publishing market".

Paul Martin: 10 American Heroes You Didn't Know About

Paul Martin: 10 American Heroes You Didn't Know About: Inez Milholland Boissevain's brief life (1886-1916) was filled with drama: A pacifist and idealist, she was a record-setting athlete and vocal student leader at Vassar College, a crusading New York attorney who investigated the disgraceful conditions at Sing Sing prison, and a martyr to suffragists for her refusal to give up her fight for women's rights despite having developed a life-threatening case of pernicious anemia. Though she didn't live to see it happen, Boissevain was instrumental in winning women the right to vote in 1920.

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