Archive for March, 2007

sounds familiar

March 29th, 2007

Interesting comment from Stross on ebooks

about 80% of books sold in the USA are bought by about 20% of the population. The top 5% of book-buyers buy roughly 50% of the books printed. The number of books you’ll find in an average household by sampling is about 2 … except that once in twenty or thirty, you’ll find the floor joists groaning under the load of bookcases.

I wonder if the stats hold up on this side of the Atlantic too. If they do I have a sneaking suspicion of which 20% of the population I’m in…

We’re number one

March 15th, 2007