Book choice behavior in England 2013

How do you decide which books to read?

by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 11, 2014
Book choice behavior in England 2013 This statistic illustrates how people choose books in England in 2013. Among respondents, 40 percent reported choosing books based on blurbs and book covers, while 33 percent relied on recommendations from friends.
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How do you decide which books to read?

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Share of respondents
Blurbs/book covers40%
Recommendations from friends33%
Recommendations from family23%
Reviews on websites9%
Reviews in newspapers or magazines9%
Recommended authors9%
Reviews in bookshops8%
Displays in book shops8%
Amazon website6%
Advertising on TV5%
Recommendations from a librarian3%
Advertising on posters2%
Advertising in books I am reading2%
Reviews on TV/Radio2%
Kindle/Kindle website2%
Share of respondents
Blurbs/book covers40%
Recommendations from friends33%
Recommendations from family23%
Reviews on websites9%
Reviews in newspapers or magazines9%
Recommended authors9%
Reviews in bookshops8%
Displays in book shops8%
Amazon website6%
Advertising on TV5%
Recommendations from a librarian3%
Advertising on posters2%
Advertising in books I am reading2%
Reviews on TV/Radio2%
Kindle/Kindle website2%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 11, 2014
This statistic illustrates how people choose books in England in 2013. Among respondents, 40 percent reported choosing books based on blurbs and book covers, while 33 percent relied on recommendations from friends.
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