Too Many Books, Too Little Time
To date, I have gotten over 500 emails answering my questions. And responses are still coming in every day.
So far, 60% of you said you are overwhelmed.
30% said no, there are not too many books but there are too few book reviews in the media and too few central sources to find out about books in a meaningful way.
And the most interesting stat is that 70% of respondents said they rely on word-of-mouth. This is quite sobering especially in light of all the brouhaha about declining newspaper coverage of books in general and fiction in particular.