A Map of the World Based on Book Publishing
When it comes to book publishing, not all countries are created equal, as this distorted map of the world by the International Publishers Association shows. […]
As you can see, places like the U.S., Europe, and parts of Asia are engorged in illustration of their strong publishing industries. Meanwhile, Africa and the Middle East are tiny slivers, meaning that the number of books published in those places is extremely low compared to the rest of the world.
Is that Japan in purple? Dang. I thought Russia would be a bigger presence, too.
The map demonstrates the way that books and the industry behind them reflect access to knowledge,” according to the creators of the report.
[Image: International Publishers Association]