It’s that time of year where we crunch the numbers from the books we’ve reviewed on this blog in 2019. We keep track using a review tracking spreadsheet in Google Sheets and turn it into an infographic on Canva. This isn’t indicative of all our reading because theYA / Adult blog has its own stats and there are books we’ve read that haven’t been reviewed.
37% Indie/Self Pub*
26% Harper Collins
17% Penguin Random House
9% Simon & Schuster
*indie/self-pub incluces Zach Prown and Prosaic Press
19.5% Kindle Unlimited
17.3% For promotional purposes
6.5% Fountain Bookstore
4% Public Library
2% Barnes & Noble (BarnesandNoble.com)
32% Romance Novels Feature Two POCs
Everything about these numbers feels pretty accurate to our 2019 reviewing. In 2018 I was in the Avon Addicts program and it skewed the 2018 number of print books and historicals higher. I also think it is interesting that a large chunk of our books were self-published. I don’t think I could have predicted that when I started this blog, but self-pub authors are doing so many interesting things.
We don’t set out to read a certain quota of diverse books but I’m glad we have so many more books with POC heroes and heroines. The LGBQA number went up by 5% but I’d like to focus on adding in more #ownvoices. – K. E Hamilton