If you’ve ever wondered how many authors would be bothered to read reviews of their own books, here is a rough idea, based on data I collected for a small group of 14 authors.
If my statistics is anything to go by, it implies roughly 79% of authors don’t read book reviews of their own books.
Authors who read book reviews of their own books compose 21%.
Bar graph shows number of authors who don’t read book reviews of their own books versus those who read reviews of their own books
If a book reviewer is sycophantic and expects to make good into the author’s “book of graces” they will be disappointed 79% of the time.
Have you collected your own data? Have you drawn your graphs? Please share by pointing a link to your url.
This is where you may like to get some graph paper. This type of paper is multi-functional. The grid helps you to draw too.
Disclaimer – I might be given a few cents if someone actually buys from this link. Thank you.