Headline numbers: 348 total new, first-time translations of fiction and poetry into English published in the U.S. this year. The blog reports that translations make up around 3% of the total publications in the States, and only about 0.7% of literary titles. Not much information on methodology that I could see (on a very cursory look), but I assume the list comes from Books in Print or similar. In any case, I’m grateful to have an answer to one of the questions that’s been on my to-do list for a while.
Next question: How do these numbers compare to those for other countries and to the size of various publishing markets? If a country has a large domestic literary market, do more of its books (proportionately speaking) make it into U.S. translation?