Goodreads user surveys

Book recommendation website Goodreads undertook a number of surveys of its members – to find out what prompted them to read two of the top books on Goodreads for 2012, and a general survey of US-based members.

The results of the surveys show that friends’ recommendations were the strongest reason for reading the book, that most respondents read a mix of e- and print books, that three quarters of respondents shop around for the best price when buying ebooks, and by a long margin the largest number of respondents accessed the 2 targeted books (in both e- and print format) through a library.

Library Journal’s Infodocket also has a story on the surveys.