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Fantastic Analysis of Today’s Readers, from Goodreads

 

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Goodreads, the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world, recently surveyed their users on how they discover books, how they read books, and which devices they use. The results offer great insight into the habits of readers today.

Highlights of the results include:

  • most people discover books through trusted friends, confirming that word-of-mouth is highly important
  • 37% of people who read ebooks actually read them on their cellphones, and not on dedicated ebook readers. Others used their cellphones as a back-up when their e-readers were not available.
  • many readers of ebooks are willing to experiment with ebooks in different platforms, with Nook and Apple iBook users most likely to branch out beyond their devices
  • 49% would be interested in ebooks released in a serialized format, if they already knew and liked the author

Do these results apply to you, as a reader? Let us know in the comments! The full report, with charts of the results, can be found at Goodreads.

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About The Amrah Publishing House

We are a small publishing venture that specializes in light-hearted literature, both fiction and non-fiction. We don't see literature as divided between escapism and realism, but rather aim to bring the benefits of both to our readers. Our stories will connect with your lived experience, while lifting you out of the daily grind as you read. Our most recent release is an illustrated storybook about Edmonton's history - a story that is more than the individual story of one family, but rather a story that connects us to a city we all share. This little booklet is by sisters Harma-Mae Smit (writer) and Paulina Van Vliet (illustrator) about a house in #yeg and how the world changes around it. This is a great book to teach your children about urban sprawl! And it's a great way for city-dwellers to connect more deeply with the city in which they live. We've previously published short pieces of fiction as ebooks as well. Keep on top of our latest offerings by following us at amrahpublishinghouse.com.

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