Free Book For Read An Ebook Week

I'm celebrating Read An Ebook Week, which is March 3-9, by giving away copies of my books.

To Get Your Free Book

1. Email me: Joan at JoanReeves dot com

2. in Subject Box, put REAL LIVE PERSON -- FREE BOOK

3. Tell me which book you want, I'll send you a Smashwords Coupon good for a free copy of that book. A Smashwords coupon allows you to download in epub format as well as mobi format for Kindle readers.

4. You can see my book list here: http://tinyurl.com/Joan-s-Books

5. Offer expires March 7, at 10:00pm CST.

In Case You'd Like To Know: Reader Statistics

This is the latest data from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

People Need To Discover Reading

• 25% of Americans 16 years and older did not read a single book in the past 12 months
• 27% read 11 or more books in the past 12 months
• 21% read 1-3 books
• 27% read 4-10 books

Print Books Still Trump Ebooks

• 23% read at least one ebook in the past 12 months
• 67% read at least one print book

Young Readers Trump Older Readers

• 25% of age 16+ Americans own tablets (That's an increase of 10% over a year ago.)
• 19% of age 16+ Americans owned an ebook reader at the end of 2012 -- at the end of 2011, only 10% owned one
• the older a person was, the less likely they read books -- 90% of age 16 read books -- 67% of age 65+ read

Education and Higher Discretionary Income Helps

This one is probably a no-brainer. With more education, generally a person has a shot at a higher-paying job. The more income means the more money to spend on books and other hobbies.

• most readers come from the demographics of those with college or graduate degrees
• more readers come from households earning more than $75,000
• more readers are in the age group of 30 to 49

Women Read More

This has always been the case. Plus, women often buy books for the men in their lives.

• 81% of women read at least one book in the past 12 months
• 70% of men reported reading at least one book in the same time period

Takeaway Truth

Have you read a book this month? Reading entertains, educates, and is more affordable than other forms of entertainment that does the same.

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