It’s here! After five years’ work, and more than 30,000 hours of editing, the new 8th edition of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary has finally arrived.
Producing a new edition of the world’s best-selling English learner’s dictionary is no mean feat. Have a look at the statistics and see for yourself:
- 4,600 hours for printing
- 5,500 hours for folding
- 5,800 hours for sewing
- 7,600 kg of ink
- 28,860,400 sheets of paper= 614,500 kg of books!
And of course these statistics don’t include the many future printings of the 8th edition or the time spent developing the website and the CD-ROM.