George Bush Helps Kill the Publishing Industry

bush12.09.09.jpgMore bad news for a publishing world that’s already in ruins: George W. Bush is leaving office.

Explanation please. According to the newest Harper’s Index, 606 “Bush-related” books have been published since 2001. That’s roughly 76 a year or one every five days. That, my friends, is a ton of books (literally and figuratively).

While there will certainly be tomes upon tomes written about the Barack Obama presidency, a quick look at Amazon.com shows how far behind he currently is: 56,107 results for W. vs. 1,933 for Obama.

Another bad sign for hopeful Barack book bandwagon jumpers: Obama can just write one himself.