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May 16, 2007

News & Opinion: Number of Books and Number of Readers

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 9:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

According to the Mexican critic Gabriel Zaid, writing in So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance, the human race publishes a book every 30 seconds. If current trends continue, by 2052 the number of people writing and publishing a book in a given year will exceed the number of people who will read one. (Quote from Design Observer.)

Wow.