Read much? To mark National Book Lovers Day last month, H&R Block created this week’s infographic pick highlighting the reading and book buying habits of U.S. consumers. From who reads the most books to the most and least popular genres to states that have the most bookstores, it’s packed with all kinds of interesting facts about what and how we’re reading today.

For example, did you know:

  • People who live in rural areas read more than city and suburb dwellers?
  • Weekly reading time in the U.S. is half that in India?
  • Ebooks made up 23% of unit sales in the first half of last year?
  • Some 65% of all online book purchases are through Amazon?

See the full infographic Whatcha Reading, posted by Ebook Friendly, for more!

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Posted by: Margot Knorr Mancini

A thought leader in the publishing industry, Margot Knorr Mancini has helped numerous publishers redefine their missions to become nimble content generators with the ability to repurpose content easily and efficiently. As Founder & CEO of Technology for Publishing, her analytical mind allows her to remain a step ahead of the industry, recognizing early trends and developing pivotal best practices.