Pirated Books More Popular in Peru

In Peru, there are more pirated copies of books that are sold than there are of legitimate books.

In addition, the pirated books publishing industry employs more people than the legal book industry and earns roughly the same amount of money.

Source: Robert Neuwirth, Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy, (Pantheon, New York. 2011), page 105.