More books, more big losses

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A few interesting – indeed, startling – figures from the latest Christian Marketplace (digital version here.)

The collapse of IBS-STL has left significant creditors. Thomas Nelson is owed £174,600, Zondervan £151,000.  But the biggest creditor is Scripture Union which is claiming £360,000.

Book sales in the UK were down again in January, recording their worst month since summer 2008.

And yet more books were published in the UK last year than in any year since records began. 133,000 titles were published – up 3.2% from the previous year. That’s an astonishing 2,557 per week.

The book isn’t dead, but it is having far too many children.