Publishing Industry Statistics – Interesting Reading Numbers

Dan Poynter:

One-third of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. Many do not even graduate from high school.
58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school.
42% of college graduates never read another book.
80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year.
70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
57% of new books are not read to completion.

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  1. If you go to the Dan Poynter site and then trace the “sources” of these “statistics,” they seem to be things like PR firms. The first supposed statistic, that “many” high school graduates never graduate from high school, makes no sense. It is attributed to a site that is offering to sell the domain name. There’s no reason to give credence to these numbers, and every reason not to, as they defy sense.

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