What is really going on in the book-buying world? To be perfectly honest, I didn’t know much about who was buying books and where they were buying them from. (How’s that for grammar? Don’t tell anyone that I write and edit for a living!) But as I started this foray into publishing, I figured it would behoove me to know who I was trying to sell the book to. (Uh oh, another dangling participle!)
Check out this survey by the American Booksellers Association.
- Almost 7 percent of bookbuyers own e-book readers, and this number is going to grow.
These facts helped me understand more about were I needed to concentrate my efforts so that I didn’t end up trying to get Charlotte Collins, a Continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, in the wrong bookstore or spend all my time marketing to people who would never buy it. Maybe it will help you too.