Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2 By the Numbers

Due out in October, Volume 2 of the Autobiography of Mark Twain recently hit the presses at book manufacturer Thomson-Shore in Dexter, Michigan.

While the initial printing is 100,000 copies, the first run numbered 65,000. Take a look at what that means…
It means 250,000 lbs. of paper
Which is six truckloads worth.

It means 50 million printed pages

That takes six days on the press.

That’s 8.5 million pages printed per day
Which comes out to 11,000 books printed per day
That takes two days to bind.

Number of books bound per day: 32,500

It means 9,500 books per truckload
For a total of seven trucks filled with 65,000 finished copies of:
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2