Readers of the World

Readers of the World

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Who reads the most? Who buys the most books? Find out with this fabulous infographic from Global English Editing. How do your habits measure up?   Bookstr is community supported. If you enjoy Bookstr’s articles, quizzes, graphics and videos, please join our Patreon to support our writers and creators or donate to our Paypal and help Bookstr to keep supporting the book loving community. Become a Patron!     Featured image via Reddit 

Growing Number of U.S. Adults Just Don’t Read Books

Growing Number of U.S. Adults Just Don’t Read Books

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More than a quarter (27%) of U.S. adults say they haven’t read a book in the last year. No print books, no e-books, not even an audiobook – nothing! I know, I know, book lovers might be kind of shocked to learn how many Americans simply don’t enjoy reading all that much.     In a survey of 1,502 American adults, the Pew Research Center found there is a growing section of the population that doesn’t read at all. This statistic is up from 19% in 2011 when Pew began collecting data. In a graphic published by the Pew Research Center, …

Study Finds Books Written By Women Cost 45% Less Than Books Written By Men

Study Finds Books Written By Women Cost 45% Less Than Books Written By Men

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A study of over two million books done by Queens College-CUNY recently found that books written by female authors were generally priced 45% lower than books written by male authors.    The study found that book prices tend to de-escalate as genres became more female (books that are typically considered more ‘female’ tend to either fall into the ‘romance’ category or tend to be female-driven stories primarily involving women. I wish I was making this up.).   Statistically, female authors do tend to dominate the romance field while male authors dominate the science field. So, discounting these genres and just looking at the books by male and female authors in the same …

Everything You Want to Know About Books in One Infographic!

Everything You Want to Know About Books in One Infographic!

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Hey. I heard you like book facts. Well, you’ve come to the right place, because I’ve got them. Not all of them, but many of them—the ones you want at least. Did you know that there are 129,864,880 published books in the world? Did you know that 90,000 of those books come from India? How about that Romance is the highest grossing genre? Even if you did happen to know those things, you may be surprised to learn that L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, wrote the third longest book ever published.    Want to know more? Read on!      Highest …

Which Country Publishes the Most Books?

Which Country Publishes the Most Books?

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Have you ever wondered which country publishes the most books per year? You may think you know the answer, but everyone at Bookstr was surprised! Take a look and see where your country lies on the book-publishing map. We do apologize for all countries without information: We tried to find every country’s number but not all were available! In first place comes China, with 440,000 books published in 2013, second is the United States with 304,912 books published in 2013, and third is the United Kingdom with 184,000 books published in 2011. Here’s the full map:   And here’s a …