Men don’t trust friends and family as much? 🙈
Facebook 46%? How…where are there books on FB? Have I been living under a rock? 📚
Sales people and publishers can’t be trusted … obviously 😂😂😂
May 22, 2016
How do readers discover #books #infographic
May 22, 2016 at 8:25 am
Interesting findings! I think I still fall into the “old fashioned way” category, aka reading the back of the book. I only discovered Goodreads and booktube and book bloggers in the middle of last year. And I still usually base my choices on whether or not the synopsis sounds interesting. However, Goodreads does make it alot easier to find similar books to those I really liked. So yay! Also, I think book reviews have started playing a bigger role recently since there are so many bloggers with varying tastes.
May 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm
I guess I’m the same, although pretty covers and interesting title have a lot do do with it too! Goodreads is however a way to cut down some books when I can’t read them all :) That’s true! And I love the whole blogger community, it’s always a very positive atmosphere somehow :D even if someone hates or dislikes the book.
May 22, 2016 at 12:07 pm
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May 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm
I’m a blurb reader. And a first-page reader. But I do find friends’ recommendations reliable, and I often buy a book after hearing about it on NPR. I basically trash the millions of Twitter ads I seem to get. Most are about genres I don’t really care for: romance and fantasy. I’m still learning about the best options for informing the most likely readers about my own books. Thanks for this interesting information!
May 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm
I think there’s often something magical with those first pages & sentences of great novels. Like you immediately now that they will be great (I guess it works the other way around too though).Book ads on Twitter are just awful, or there’s just too much of them.
All the best with writing & promoting your books!
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Do you fit this profile? Where do you hear about the books you end up buying and liking?
May 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm
Hmm, that’s pretty interesting. I must be living under a rock too–books on Facebook?! I don’t get it. . . .
May 22, 2016 at 10:36 pm
Yeah! I would get like Instagram/Bookstagram being on third place but Facebook o.O Apparently we are using FB all wrong & missing all the bookish fun! :O
May 22, 2016 at 11:31 pm
Interesting.not much input from social media, or very little. Hmm. :-)
May 22, 2016 at 11:34 pm
I miss Shelfari. It used to be my number one for finding new books to read. I used to browse my friends shelves. I got much feedback on books and many recommendations in groups there. I don’t handle GR well…
Facebook is kinda useful when I look up new translated in my native language.
May 23, 2016 at 7:30 am
I didn’t even know there was another for tracking books! I guess groups aren’t too popular on GR, or they often turn too big. I suppose for that FB is useful :)
May 24, 2016 at 12:01 am
Shelfari was bought and shut down. Users were directed to transfer on GR :(
May 24, 2016 at 10:59 pm
Yeah that must have sucked. I hate when sites have major updates, not to mention shut down :o
May 23, 2016 at 3:08 pm
Really interesting infographic, thank you for sharing it. Some of it really surprised me – like how many people discover books on Facebook. I do follow quite a few book pages on there but it’s very rare that I see book recs on there. It also surprised me a bit how few people find book recs on twitter – I seem to discover more books on there, through following book blogs and publishers, than just about anywhere else these days. I guess it depends where we spend most of our time and who we follow when it comes to social media platforms and finding new books.
May 23, 2016 at 8:16 pm
Facebook was a big surprise for me as well, makes me wonder where are they hiding all the books o.O You have goo point there, personally I maybe use GR & Instagram the most when it comes to books so of course I discover books there.
May 24, 2016 at 3:20 pm
I’ve used Goodreads for years so every book I own is on there and I use it to keep track of what I’ve read but weirdly I don’t seem to look out for recommendations on there. It’s funny how we get in habits of where we like to get book recs from, isn’t it? :)
:D I think we should all start recommending more books to our friends and ask for recommendations. Indeed :D
May 27, 2016 at 8:23 am
I love Goodreads, usually find books I want to read through different lists.
May 27, 2016 at 8:38 am
Tell me about it haha, yeah me too especially with genres like steampunk or fantasy subgenres :)
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