Random facts about Murphy's Grammar in Use

From a PR piece on Cambridge’s recent award of an honorary MA to Raymond Murphy, presumably for single-handedly keeping CUP afloat:

“If our estimates of the size of the second-hand and photocopying markets are reasonably accurate, there is probably a 1:5 ratio of new books sold to actual learners who have used these books, which means more than 100 million students have used ‘Murphy’ to help improve their English language skills over the years.”

“ELT now accounts for nearly 50 per cent of the Press’s publishing revenue, and Ray’s grammar books are still the top-selling products”

“Westminster borough in London recently named English Grammar in Use as one of the most borrowed titles from its libraries, beating authors like J K Rowling”

“his two texts came out of Cambridge after failing to find success with other publishers.”

“The fourth edition of English Grammar in Use is due out in February 2012, along with an online version.”

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