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The number of bookstores in Japan is 60% higher than the typical print run of a newly published title

[UPDATED: 5-7-2017]
For newly published titles to be stocked at all bookstores in Japan, initial print runs of more than 16,000 are required. However, most new books have print runs of less than 10,000. However, the number of store has fallen by almost 40 percent since the 1990s.
The number of bookstores in Japan is 60% higher than the typical print run of a newly published title Posted by Koji Chikatani