I am looking for a freelancer who is experienced conducting desk research and making estimations about market size and demand. I am specifically interested in answering the following questions:
- How many English-language books are out of print AND still in copyright (not public domain)?
- What is the breakdown of these books?
-- What percentage are fiction vs. non-fiction?
-- What is the breakdown by genre?
-- What is the distribution by decade?
- Is there demand for out of print / in copyright books?
I don't believe a good data set for the above exists. In your proposal, please tell me your methodology for estimating answers to the above questions.
If, alternatively, you believe there is solid data that can answer the above questions, please let me know how you would collect and analyze it.