Presque vu XIII
An American survey by Spier’s of New York found that 18% of readers have been to a publisher’s Web site, but 23% of readers have visited an author’s site.
The Spier’s survey was only small but found that half of those asked said they had purchased a book as a gift within the past year.
According to the survey, 86% of those who purchased a book as a present bought at least two books.
Ex-con Jeffrey Archer has signed a new book deal. He’ll deliver three novels and a book of short stories over the next six years, including A Prisoner of Birth, “the story of a man wrongly imprisoned for murder who escapes in a rather ingenious way,” and a novel based on George Mallory’s 1924 attempt to climb Everest, to Macmillan, for £12 million.
Makes me want to weep.
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