News & Trends: Fast Stats
45 Number of James Patterson titles that have appeared on The New York Times Best-Seller List—a Guinness World Record. Patterson received the honor from Guinness at this year’s BookExpo America.
12,025 The final number of verified attendees, not including exhibitor personnel, at the 2009 BookExpo America, held in May in New York City. This number represents a 30-percent increase over the trade show’s 2008 attendance in Los Angeles, yet an 11-percent decrease from the 2007 show in New York City.
83% Percentage year-over-year increase of total minutes spent on social networking sites in the United States. Total minutes spent on Facebook increased nearly 700 percent year-over-year, growing from 1.7 billion in April 2008 to 13.9 billion in April 2009, making it the No. 1 social networking site. MySpace’s year-over-year growth declined 31 percent in the same time period.
Source: Nielsen Online
5,000 Approximate number of e-book titles Simon & Schuster has made available on Scribd.com for purchase and download, as a result of an agreement between the global trade publisher and the social publishing company. In addition, S&S also will make thousands of printed titles available for preview on Scribd, with links to purchase from the S&S Web site and other retailers.