Why Readers Stop Reading a Book.

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Here are the fascinating results of LWI’s survey by Ronovan of why readers stopped reading books. Looks like Dull takes the cake. 🙂

Lit World Interviews

Recently, we here at LitWorldInterviews.com conducted a survey, “Why do you put a book down?” and through the assistance of the writing community we had a very nice response. Now it’s time to share what we found.

First, I want to say why the survey was conducted. We wanted to help writers by giving them the information they most need. If a reader takes the time to check out your book and don’t like it, they are unlikely to give you a second chance with your next work. First impressions mean a lot.

86.30% of those responding were Female, thus leaving the remaining 13.70% Male. Considering the majority of those reading novels are Female, although not quite this extreme, I’m comfortable with sharing what we found.

There were 34 sub-categories as a result of the survey. Those results were then placed into 5 main categories: Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Taste, and…

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2 thoughts on “Why Readers Stop Reading a Book.

    Larry Kahaner said:
    June 3, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    As Elmore Leonard said: “Just leave out the boring parts.”


    Sarah Ferguson and Choppy said:
    June 7, 2016 at 4:30 am

    This was fascinating – I didn’t take part in the survey, but I found myself nodding along with it (particularly one of the two miscellaneous reasons – misleading book description – as it was the reason I disliked the last book I really disliked).


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