Book facts!

Everything You Want to Know About Books in One Infographic!

Hey. I heard you like book facts. Well, you’ve come to the right place, because I’ve got them. Not all of them, but many of them—the ones you want at least. Did you know that there are 129,864,880 published books in the world? Did you know that 90,000 of those books come from India? How about that Romance is the highest grossing genre? Even if you did happen to know those things, you may be surprised to learn that L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, wrote the third longest book ever published. 


Want to know more? Read on! 


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Highest Grossing Genre


$1.44 billion


$728.2 million


$720 million

Sci Fi/Fantasy

$590.2 million 


eBook Sales

Amazon 74%

Applie iBooks 11%

Barnes and Noble 8%

Kob US 3%

Google Play Books 2%

Other 2%


Highest Grossing Book Series Movie Adaptations


$765.4 million

The Hunger Games

$2.97 billion

Lord of the Rings

$2.91 billion


$3.34 Billion

Harry Potter

$7.72 Billion


Highest Grossing Book Series 

1. Harry Potter

2. Goosebumps

3. Peter Rabbit

4. Lord of the Rings

5. The Chronicles of Narnia

6. Twilight

7. Little House On The Prairie

8. Milennium Trilogy

9. Hunger Games

10. A Song Of Ice And Fire


Richest Authors

J.K. Rowling

$1 billlion

James Patterson

$700 million

Candy Spelling

$600 milion

Stephen King

$400 million

Danielle Steele

$250 million


Cyrus the Great by Georges de Scudéry/Madeleine de Scudéry  

2,100,000 words/13,095 pages

In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

1,267,069 words/3,031 pages

Mission Earth by L. Ron Hubbard

1,200,000 words/3,992 pages

Zettels Traum by Arno Schmidt

1,100,000 words/1,536 pages

My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård

1,000,000 words/3,600 pages

Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (Penguin Classics) by Samuel Richardson

984,870 words/1,534 pages

Kelidar by Mahmoud Dowlatabad

 950,000 words/2,836 pages

The Son Of Ponni by Kalki Krishnamurthy  

900,000 words/2,400 pages


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