This excerpt is from 2009 INDIE Finalist, Success, Your Path to a Successful Book, Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill.

It is important to understand some of the statistics of publishing:

  • According to the Association of American Publishers website in 2006,, the net sales for books in 2005 was $25.1 billion.

  • R.R. Bowker LLC website, in 2006, said 172,000 new titles and editions were published in 2005. They also reported 83,000 publishers provide input to Books-in-Print.

According to 2007 Writer’s Market from Writers Digest Books, the major publishers are:

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Finalist in the Writing and Publishing category of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards,
“$uccess, Your Path to a Successful Book,”