Way too many books in 2005

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 12/27/2005 - 05:41
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According to Henry Kisor at The Chicago Sun Times Too many new books seem to be trying to catch the eyes of a dwindling number of buyers. Almost 200,000 new titles appeared in 2004, according to the latest count, a 14 percent jump from 2003. A quarter of those titles came from vanity presses and "print on demand" subsidy publishers, leaving nearly 150,000 from legit-- er, traditional publishing houses.