Book Sales Statistics, Author & Publishing Industry Stats 2024 Running Tally

Book Sales Statistics, Author & Publishing Industry Stats 2024 Running Tally

February 21, 2024

Want to know the size of the book market so you can realistically work out how many copies of your book you might sell?

Or whether you can throw in your day job to become a full-time writer?

How about the difference in earnings between traditionally published writers and self-published authors?

And what about just quirky statistics and information about the publishing industry?

Over the year this page will fill up with stats of interest to authors from Australia and around the world in 2024. The data drop starts off slow and then speeds up toward the end of the year.

Book and publishing industry data released in 2024 include:

For a summary of the publishing stats released in 2023…

 

And remember, if you’re writing for pleasure not profit, you don’t need to worry or think much about these stats at all – just enjoy your creative outlet!