Re: How many folks really care?

David Campbell (
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 11:32:36 -0400

> If someone who knows the real
>publishing business can give an estimate of how many books are in an average
>printing we can get real estimated, maybe factual, possibly true, numbers. :-)
I don't know the real publishing business, but a check of "Life-How did it
get here?" (Watchtower) finds a note that 11 million copies have been
published in 16 languages, with no indication of the number of editions. I
don't know the extent to which the copies are sold, given away, etc., as
this is a second-hand copy (at least). Another possible confounding factor
in these numbers is the possibility of buying some for friends, libraries,
enemies, etc. who never read them.