sounds familiar

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…

2 Responses to “sounds familiar”

  1. The Busy Engineer Says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion of which 5% of the population you’re in. Anyone who buys a second copy of a book they already own because they can’t find the first one, has too many books and secondly should have their head examined.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Sounds like a vital nugget of information that you unearthed whilst working diligently on FINISHING off your f*ckin own book about electricty or something.

    Is mise le meas

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