Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Insight from analysis of eBook reader data

"The perfect man, according to data collected by digital publisher Coliloquy from romance-novel readers, has a European accent and is in his 30s with black hair and green eyes.
Science-fiction, romance and crime-fiction fans often read more books more quickly than readers of literary fiction, according to Nook data.
Readers took an average of 20 hours to finish George R. R. Martin's 1,040-page novel 'A Dance with Dragons,' according to E-reading service Kobo.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." The opening line of 'Pride and Prejudice' is the second most highlighted phrase by Kindle users.
'Because sometimes things happen to people and they are not equipped to deal with them.' | The passage was the most highlighted among Kindle readers—17,784 people highlighted the sentence. It's from 'Catching Fire,' the second book of 'The Hunger Games' series."
Source:  Taken from an article in the WSJ, 29th June 2012

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