Monday, January 12, 2009

Fiction Reading on the Rise: Good news

At last there's some good news. The National Endowment for the Arts Report Found Fiction Reading on the Rise. Yahoo! Of course, if you read ONE book a year that counts as reading. But reading is reading, and hopefully this study and the attention it's getting will send some kind of message to publishers. Hope springs eternal.

On the subject of reading, Mystery Readers International and Mystery Fanfare has a listing of mystery reading groups all over the world. Check to see if your group is listed, and if not, let me know, and I'll add it. Authors enjoy talking to book clubs, and I know many use our listing to let groups know when they'll be in their area. Send name, contact, location, and time.

2 comments:

personal trainers austin said...

It might be a demographic thing. Boomers are aging and reaching retirement and have more time for reading.

Janet Rudolph said...

Did the survey exclude the last Harry Potter to get an accurate 'reading'.