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David Houle: “There were more books published this week than there were in all of 1950″

At Digital Book World conference in New York this week, publishing experts have been revealing some very poignant data. For instance, today, author and futurist David Houle said, “There were more books published this week than there were in all of 1950,” he said.

eBookNewser has been covering the event for the past two days. Yesterday, Kelly Gallagher, VP, publishing services at R.R. Bowker, gave a presentation in which he revealed that eBook sales increased 17% in 2011, a bit less than people might have imagined at the conference last year.

eBookNewser has more: “Interestingly, 74% of book buyers have never bought an eBook, though 14% of these people own either a tablet or an eReader. ‘They may have gotten them as a gift, but haven’t used them yet,’ said Gallagher.”

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