[LMB] E-book reading habits

Jeff Shultz jeffshultz at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 01:50:46 BST 2012


Is anyone just a little disturbed that B&N is collecting and analyzing such
data?

I certainly hope Aldiko has no such mechanism.

Jeff Shultz
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On Jul 9, 2012 4:16 PM, "Tony Zbaraschuk" <tonyz at eskimo.com> wrote:

> Interesting WSJ article on what publishers are learning from
> E-book reading habits:
>
>
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304870304577490950051438304.html?m
> +od=e2tw
>
> "Barnes & Noble has determined, through analyzing Nook data, that
> nonfiction books tend to be read in fits and starts, while novels
> are generally read straight through, and that nonfiction books,
> particularly long ones, tend to get dropped earlier. Science-
> fiction, romance and crime-fiction fans often read more books more
> quickly than readers of literary fiction do, and finish most of the
> books they start. Readers of literary fiction quit books more often
> and tend skip around between books. "
>
>
> Tony Z
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