Friday, July 21, 2006

More Writers than readers????!!!!

Stats on books from Dan Poynter via Booklad blog link...
58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school.
42% of college graduates never read another book.
80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year.
70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
57% of new books are not read to completion.
Most readers do not get past page 18 in a book they have purchased.Customers 55 and older account for more than one-third of all books bought.
Women buy 68% of all books.
On the average, a book store browser spends eight seconds looking at the front cover and 15 seconds looking at the back cover.

Jerold Jenkins’ stats on writers:
81% of the population feels they have a book inside them.
27% would write fiction.
6 million have written a manuscript.
6 million manuscripts are making the rounds.

Maybe blogs will drain off the banked-up wouldbe's yearning for publication? But if 81% of the population writes, who'll have time to read?


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