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Total Books Published by SF Imprint in 2006

This years 2006: A Year in Review issue of Locus magazine includes the always-interesting Book Summary filled with charts and figures. Since I did this last year, I thought I’d continue this year with:

Total Books Published by SF Imprint in 2006

  1. Tor (246)
  2. Science Fiction Book Club (216)
  3. Ace (103)
  4. Del Rey (67)
  5. Eos (64)
  6. Wizards of the Coast (61)
  7. Baen (56)
  8. (Tie) Daw (55)
  9. (Tie) Roc (55)
  10. Black Library US (41)
  11. Bantam Spectra (36)
  12. Night Shade (26)
  13. Luna (24)
  14. Subterranean (19)
  15. Pyr (16)

These numbers include both new books and reprints in all formats (hardcover, trade paperback and mass-market paperback).

For fun, here are the total number of genre books published per year, for the last 11 years. For each year, I list the total number published (new and reprint) with the percentage of new books in parentheses.


1996: 1829 (61%)

1997: 1816 (55%)

1998: 1959 (57%)

1999: 1959 (57%)

2000: 1927 (53%)

2001: 2158 (56%)

2002: 2241 (57%)

2003: 2429 (57%)

2004: 2550 (56%)

2005: 2516 (58%)

2006: 2495 (61%)

The article offers an in-depth analysis for these numbers and offers a whole lot more. Check out the February issue of Locus.

About John DeNardo (13013 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

4 Comments on Total Books Published by SF Imprint in 2006

  1. Holy book marks, Batman…no wonder I can never stay caught up with my genre reading.

  2. Holy bookmarks, Batman…no wonder I can never stay caught up with my genre reading.

  3. I seemed to have developed a stttttttutter.

  4. These are the kind of stats I offer people who say that books are dying, genre especially so.

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