Book Industry Stats for Australian Authors / Publishing Stats 2023

Book Industry Stats for Australian Authors / Publishing Stats 2023

January 24, 2023

Here’s a running list of useful and interesting stats and data about writing, being an author, and the Australian and global publishing industry. I’ll add to this list throughout 2023 so bookmark this page to return to it over time.

  • 50% of Australians only read between one and five books in 2022.
  • Physical books remain the majority of books read (67.9%).
  • The most popular genre is mystery (31%), followed by true crime (26%), non-fiction (24%) and romance (20%).

Source: ‘Read All About It‘, an article about the latest Amazon Kindle research, Thuy On on ArtsHub, 19 Jan 2023