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American vs. British readers

Some interesting analysis of US and UK reading habits, courtesy of the summer edition of The Author magazine: American readers prefer romance; British ones prefer literary fiction Men make 35% of book purchases in the US; 42% in the UK In both countries, two-thirds of books are bought by people over the age of 42 In fiction, mystery and romance account for 58% of purchases in the US, compared with 31% in the UK In non-fiction, religious books do well in the US; celebrity biographies in the UK. Original source… Read More