O’REILLY has published the result of a survey of 500 book and ebook buyers – hardly a great pool from which to draw sweeping conclusions, but a food-for-thought exercise nonetheless.
The survey suggests that I am not the only one who leaves a bookstore with a burning desire to purchase something that grabbed their attention. 39% of purchases were made online after having spent time in a bookstore.
But where else do people browse for their books? The big online book catalogs and their dizzying array of groups and discussions over at Goodreads and LibraryThing accounted for 14% of buyer’s browsing habits.
So, authors and publishers, if you’ve been wondering whether or not to bother listing you and your book/s on these free book catalog/review/discussion sites, let’s end that debate now. Make sure you list your books on all the online catalogs. The die is not caste yet as to which ones will stand the test of time, so just list them all – it’s just a simple copy and paste job and then you and your books are there for discovering.
List your book/s on: