It lists its various sources at the bottom of the graphic. Certainly, I can't validate the accuracy of the results nor the core data it was derived from, however, some of the information appears intuitively correct, e.g., dominance of USA, Amazon in e-books, romance as the biggest selling genre.
I particularly appreciated the four comments under "Content" at the top. It's fair to say the one about the female protagonist applies to the Christian fiction market and I'd hazard a guess the one about men preferring to read novels with male protagonists would mostly apply in our market. In saying that I'm very content reading either.
During the first decade of this century I had seen stats that revealed the religious/Inspirational market was the second largest genre after romance. So it was interesting to me that our market has slipped to third. Not by much mind you. And no surprise that it was Crime/Mystery that replaced it.
Also, interesting that more people have claimed to have read a mystery/crime book in the last year ( "Books People Have Claimed to Have Read …") and I take it that romance readers (27%) are a dedicated lot and mostly only read in that genre. What do you think?
What of the above stats did you find interesting or what surprised you? I'd love your thoughts.
Ian Acheson is an author and strategy consultant based in Sydney, Australia. Ian's first novel of speculative fiction, Angelguard, is available in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Angelguard was the recipient of the 2014 Selah Award for Best Speculative Fiction. You can find more about Angelguard at Ian's website, on his author Facebook page and Twitter