Why Readers Stop Reading a Book.

This is a brilliant reminder of all the pitfalls we need to avoid as writers. I highly recommend checking out the entire article.

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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Avid writer and reader, especially of fantasy. Learning about social networking and always interested in honing my writing skills. Contact me at cathleentownsend.com.

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5 comments on “Why Readers Stop Reading a Book.
  1. Ann Coleman says:

    Personally, if the story line is very intriguing, but I don’t like the writing style, I’ll usually keep reading, although I’ll be sort of irritated the whole time! If I’m deciding whether or not to buy a book, I’ll read the first couple of pages, and if the writing style is bad, I don’t buy the book.

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  2. I read the original post and found it illuminating, especially as it explained the results of a broadly administered survey. Very helpful. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Cathleen.

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  3. My pleasure. I thought it well worth the read. 🙂

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