Writing Advice

Review acquisition goals.

Reviews. They seem to be the only thing harder to get than a six-digit publishing contract.

If you’re struggling to get readers to leave reviews for your books (like the rest of us), then check out K. Kris Loomis’ article for encouragement and advice regarding short-term and long-term goals when it comes to receiving reviews.

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News and Commentary

America’s non-readers.

This article contains some very interesting facts regarding the demographics of non-readers in America.

Most surprising is that 28% of those over age 50 haven’t read a book in the past year, compared to only 20% spanning the ages 18 to 49. But then again, if you’ve ever been to a nursing home then you know that the TVs are all on and the bookshelves are usually covered in a layer of undisturbed dust. Beside eyesight being an issue in the elderly, I don’t have an answer for why over a quarter of older Americans don’t read.

Overall, this article is worth the short read . . . unless, of course, you’re a non-reader.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/23/who-doesnt-read-books-in-america/