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Key findings in the report include that: - Fifty-seven percent of British consumers purchased one or more books last year, compared to only fifty percent of Americans; - Mystery and Romance books accounted for a whopping fifty-seven percent of all fiction books purchased by Americans last year, versus just thirty-one percent of fiction purchases in Great Britain; -Men were less important to the adult fiction market in the U.S. (twenty-nine percent of purchases) than in Britain (forty percent) in 2008; -The number one channel for books in the U.S. is the Internet (twenty-three percent of books purchased), while the dominant channel in Great Britain 1 continues to be retail bookstore chains (thirty-four percent).
Book Buying Habits in U.S. and Great Britain Anonymous Library Administrator's Digest; Nov 2009; 44, 9; Docstoc pg. 64 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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