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Sorry, I went too fast and got my decimal wrong. Laura Dawson's figure is (exactly) 32.8 million titles now active to Bowker's scanners. Thirty-two million, almost 33 million. So about 10 times more than the 3 million you're projecting, already out there. Which increases the urgency of what you're saying. Again, more about this and the additional ebooks we can't even "see":
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Hi, MJ. By way of supporting your call for exceptional material (and the effort that goes into it), I'd just point out that the field of competition is far bigger than I think you're projecting. Bowker already sees more than 3.2 million active titles (meaning titles it can track via ISBNs). In covering this in Ether for Authors, I went into the fact that there are many, many MORE books than that because many writers aren't buying ISBNs for their ebooks. Here is a column about it with Laura Dawson at Bowker: Your appeal for exceptional work and results is exactly right. Nothing else can possibly hope to succeed in this deepening sea of many more than 3.2 million titles. Porter
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2013 on Wow Required at Buzz, Balls & Hype
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