First published at http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/.
At the BookExpo America in June 2012, it was reported that more than 211,000 self-published titles appeared in 2011. In an October 2012 report on self-publishing, Bowker estimated that self-published books increased by 287% since 2006. Books published by traditional publishers, Bowker noted, increased 61% while nontraditional publisher titles grew by 3,542% from 2002-2011. Although some question the numbers, the trend is clear—ebooks and self-publishing are hot and getting hotter.