Nearly 50,000 books published in Turkey in 2015
ANKARA – Cihan News Agency
DHA photoMore than 49,000 books were published in Turkey in 2015, according to International Standard Book Number (ISBN) statistics, the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) announced on April 19.
ISBNs were obtained for a total of 56,414 published materials, which included 49,148 books, 539 electronic books (DVDs, VCDs, CDs), 6,389 web-based electronic books, 103 spoken books (cassettes, CDs, DVDs) and 235 others.
The number of published materials rose by 11.2 percent this year from 2014. The highest increase was in web-based electronic books, which rose by 21.8 percent.
“The number of materials that were published by the private sector rose by 11.9 percent in 2015 compared to 2014, reaching 52,056. 92.3 percent of the publications were made by the private sector, while 5.4 percent were published by public and educational institutes,” the TÜİK statement read, adding that 2.3 percent of the publications were published by non-governmental organizations.
When the publications were examined according to their subjects, it was revealed that 27.6 percent of them were educational, 20.1 percent adult fiction literature, 19.7 percent adult culture, 14.6 percent children and teenage, 12.1 percent academic and 6 percent on faith.
The published materials were mostly in Turkish with 89.8 percent, while 5.3 percent of them were published in English and 5 percent were published in other languages, TÜİK said.