Damned disturbing statistics.

1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives.
42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college.
80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.
70 percent of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
57 percent of new books are not read to completion.
70 percent of books published do not earn back their advance.
70 percent of the books published do not make a profit.

Emphasis mine: 80% of the people on this planet don’t read. I knew there was something wrong with most of you. God.

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2 responses to “Damned disturbing statistics.”

  1. brian Says:


    Even more disturbing is that the 1/3 of hs graduates never reading a book statistic doesn’t surprise me. I’m pretty sure 1/3 of my hs didn’t read a complete book before graduating, either.

  2. Todd Says:

    Eegad! This explains *everything*! :o


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