Some statistics about the publishing industry

Hands on a keyboardFreelancingBlog has collected some statistics that should be of interest to any aspiring writers, of fiction or otherwise. It’s kind of a mixed bag – some of them are quite heartening, like this one:

“Book sales account for 25-30 billion dollars in annual revenue?”

While others make you realise that there’s a lot more to getting published than simply bashing out a manuscript:

“Out of every 10,000 children’s books [written], 3 get published.”

As the post says, you’ve got to have guts and perseverance if you want to make it through.

Any writers among Futurismic’s readers who’d care to share their experiences? [Image by dbdbrobot]

[tags]writing, publishing, statistics, career[/tags]