Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Books and Sensibility By The Numbers 2018 !

It's that time of the year again! All year long we track our reading and reviewing habits so we can crunch the numbers and pull some stats.



Here are some additional breakdowns

Retailers
  • 34% Audio Review Copies 
  • 24% Public Library
  • 20% Scribd.com
  •  8% Audible.com
  • 7% Barnes and Noble
  • 5% Fountain Bookstore
  •  2% Amazon.com
Publishers
  • 19% Macmillan
  • 18% HarperCollins
  • 16% Simon and Schuster
  • 16% Penguin
  • 11% Hachette/Hachette Audio
  •  5% Random House
  •  3% Harlequin
  •  3% Candlewick
  •  3% Disney Worldwide
  •  2%  Amazon Publishing
  •  2%  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  •  2% Scholastic

Categories
  • 59% YA Fiction/Non-Fiction
  • 24% Adult Fiction
  • 17% Adult Memoir/Non-fiction
Other Stats
  • 40% of audiobooks narrated by  narrators of color
  • 49% 2018 Frontlist Titles
2017 vs. 2018
We reviewed 40% more book this year and our average rating is still at a solid 3.6. The format numbers are the same but it is worth noting that   Kat and I "hybrid-read" several books where we did them both in print and on audio.

I'm not surprised to see our non-YA numbers increase as we've both been exploring more genres this year, particularly nonfiction. I know there are a ton of narrative non-fiction titles I want to get to in 2019.

The diversity numbers line up with what we've done previously. This is probably the first year we've been able to say the books reviewed included transgender, lesbian and asexual characters.

Finally, Scribd is back on the scene as a resource for books. I stopped using Scribd after I realized it was skipping chapters on audio and I wasn't a fan of the limited reading, but once they reverted back to "unlimited" it seemed to find a solid place in my reading line-up.









No comments :

Post a Comment

We love comments ! Check back as we are trying to respond to each and every comment.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...