I was reading a statistic that approximately 60,000 fictions books are published in the US annually and an estimated 100,000 worldwide. Would anyone venture a guess as to how many novels are written in the world every day? It's an impossible thing to nail down of course, but considering that only 2-3% of submitted works get published that puts the figure around 5,000,000 written per year. If you factor in works completed and not submitted, the figure may even double. Hypothetically, let's say it's 7,500,000 works per year. That is an astounding 20,500 books per day written. My point being, isn't it incredible that such a vast percentage of this work never gets read? Preaching to the choir, but it is humbling. Plus, it seems that people are reading less and the scope of titles being published is actually shrinking. Yet, will publishing continue to evolve the way music does? For example, with the worldwide access of the Internet, obscure music has found new audiences and small genres are cropping up all the time. The downside being that very little revenue comes of it. In essence, the professional market shrinks while the amateur market blooms. So goes the novelist?