The world’s oldest known printed book was printed in 808 AD (over 1200 years back!) and almost 650 years before the Gutenberg printing machine was invented! From then till now, according to Google, more than 130 million unique titles have been published.
In fact, according to global statistics, the present market-size of publishing is 2.2 million titles per year worldwide. Of course, the self-publishing industry, e-book and audiobook titles have contributed hugely to this changing profile of publishing. To get a perspective of the changes in this industry, this infographic presents the fascinating history of publishing.
History Of Publishing:
Infographic by – Ribbonfish