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Books: By The Numbers

Linda McMaken
8-3-11
Cincinnati, OH

Bowker, the world’s leading source for bibliographic information recently released some interesting book statistics. If you’re an author brainstorming your next book the following numbers might have you considering a new location.

Conducting an “in-depth analysis”, with completed figures from 2006 Bowker found:
Fiction Books Published  – 13,000
Most popular fiction location
1st
– New York
2nd – London
3rd – Los Angeles (including Hollywood)
4th – Chicago
5th – San Francisco
6th – Washington, DC
Non-U.S. Cities
1st  – London
2nd – Rome

Most popular states
California 
Texas
Florida
Virginia
North Carolina

Novel Length
Romance novel – 324 pages
Science Fiction novel – 329 pages
Mystery novel – 292 pages

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