It has only just come to light that a question has been omitted from the original survey requesting feedback on which formats readers prefer. The original survey was published 6 September 2019. The omitted question relates to whether, when utilising a digital device, readers prefer text, audio, or both. The updated survey may … More Update to Survey – Preferred Reading Method(s)
How Do You Prefer to Read? In these innovative days when there are multiple technological devises available it has been inevitable many reader’s habits will change. Though the everlasting popularity of physical books does not appear to have diminished excessively, there is no denying the advent of smartphones, tablets and e-readers have had an impact. … More Survey – Preferred Reading Method(s)
Regular readers and followers will know a survey (and later a poll) to determine reader attitude to reading prologues (where one is included in a book) have been conducted recently. Readers may like to know the outcome. Note: This survey was the first in a proposed series of three. Intentionally, due to most people declaring … More Prologue Survey – Results
To coin an old phrase the following may appear to be ‘teaching grandma to suck eggs.’ In other words telling people something they already know and perhaps better than the writer. Nevertheless, a few, especially those new to the topic, may find some of the following information helpful. Note: The origins of the above phrase … More Finding Books to Read
In Readers Selection Processes the overall influences to book purchasing were considered. In this article, the more immediate motivations will be contemplated. Naturally, everyone is different and have varying likes, tastes and appreciations. Consequently, most will read the following subjectively rather than objectively. (In fairness, it must be acknowledge some of the comments are down … More Book Selection
Book reviews will primarily be under consideration here nevertheless, several of the principles mentioned will apply equally to reviews of other products. What are reviews? In effect these are an extension of word-of-mouth recommendations or warnings which, most will agree, is the best vehicle for such communications. However, in these technology led days it must … More Reviews – What Wanted?
As stated on the home page and in the various banners one purpose of this website, though not the only, is ‘To help readers find interesting and enjoyable books’. To this end book reviews are frequently posted. Though these cross a variety of genre the majority fall within memoir, biography or autobiography. Some surveys have … More Why Memoirs?