Happy Sunday, WG2E-Land!
This past Thursday, we did two waaay interesting Reader Polls on our sister site The RG2E.
The first poll asked readers how many Ebooks they currently have on their Ereaders. The second poll asked what percentage of those books they’ve actually read.
You can view the polls and add your responses here:
The results are vital to understanding why it’s not just about Reaching Readers in today’s Indie Epublishing Environment, it’s about Connecting with Readers.
Now, we not only have to make ourselves visible enough to get on their Ereaders, we’ve got to find ways to make it so that Readers Want to Read and Actually Do Read Our Books!
Of our RG2E Readers, 26% have between 100 and 200 Ebooks on their Ereaders, another 26% have 600+ Ebooks, while 16% have 200 to 300, 10% 300 to 400, 10% less than 100, and 6% each have either 400 to 500 or 500 to 600 Ebooks.
23% of our RG2E Readers have only read 10% or less of those Ebooks on their Ereaders!!! So, only 1 in 10 Ebooks on their Ereaders has been read!!!
Another 19% have read 30% or less of the Ebooks on their Ereaders. And 16% have read 20% or less.
That means, a whopping 58% have read 30% or less of the Ebooks they have!!!
Here’s a comment from one reader that I hear from a bunch of peeps over at The RG2E:
“I’m always finding something that sounds too good to pass up, so I get that ebook. Now I just have to find more time to read all of them.” — Becky Ward
Now, granted, this is a small sampling, but the results are consistent with what I’m seeing reported across all kinds of media.
Readers are really beginning to fill-up their Ereaders with great books for great prices. BUT…now we’ve got to get ‘em to (1) choose to download our Ebooks then (2) connect with them enough (primarily in our online communities) to actually get them to read our Ebooks.
It’s that whole turning readers into fans bit that I talk about a bunch. A Reader may buy your book, but a Fan reads ‘em all, spreads the word about you, and keeps comin’ back for more!!!
It’s Your Turn, WG2E-Land: What are your thoughts on these results? How are you connecting with readers so that your Ebooks aren’t just “sitting” on their Ereaders, they’re getting read?
The Best of WG2E and RG2E Reader Poll Wishes — D. D. Scott
P.S. We’ve also done an RG2E Reader Poll regarding Ebook Pricing that has fabulous information to help you in your Ebook Price Point Decisions. 83% prefer Ebooks $2.99 and under (for authors new to them), although they will pay more for authors they know and love (up to about $7.99).