Amazon recently announced via its annual list the most well-read cities in America. This is the fifth year that Amazon has compiled this sort of information and they do it by gathering and analyzing sales data of books, magazines, and newspapers in both print and Kindle formats. This years data was compiled by looking at statistics between April 2014 and April 2015 in cities with more than 500,000 residents.
This year’s top 20 well-read cities are:
|1. Seattle, Wash.||11. Charlotte, N.C.|
|2. Portland, Ore.||12. Baltimore, Md.|
|3. Las Vegas, Nev.||13. San Diego, Calif.|
|4. Tucson, Ariz.||14. Houston, Texas|
|5. Washington, D.C.||15. Indianapolis, Ind.|
|6. Austin, Texas||16. San Jose, Calif.|
|7. San Francisco, Calif.||17. Jacksonville, Fla.|
|8. Albuquerque, N.M.||18. San Antonio, Texas|
|9. Denver, Colo.||19. Nashville, Tenn.|
|10. Louisville, Ky.||20. Chicago, Ill.|
There was also some interesting data that Amazon pulled when taking a look at the statistics. It’s not surprising that Seattle was the #1 city considering that is Amazon’s home base. They probably have a very strong and loyal buyer base in that city.
Another interesting tidbit was that Las Vegas was the #1 city for buying romance on Amazon.
California is that state that seems to be the most well-read because three cities represent the top 20 from that state: San Francisco, San Diego and San Jose. Maybe when the weather is great you tend to read more:)
One more interesting fact is that Washington, D.C. was the #1 consumer of print books.
Cool data huh?
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Yes, these are cool statistics. But you gotta wonder how in the world they were able to collect such data, particularly when it comes to Kindle books. Sales of Kindle books do not necessarily identify the location of the reader – or do they?
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Hebah Patel says
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A bit surprised on one hand and then not surprised on another hand. Baltimore?
sreelakshmi nair says
Nice post you shared here.I think above given cities are the most good and useful in america.In the case of amazon, any books purchased on other websites or brick and mortar bookstores, or checked out from libraries, weren’t counted. Still, the list provides fascinating insight into the cities where residents are taking the time to order books online.Its an interesting to read.
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