Real-time stats revolutionized journalism – what will they do to books?

It takes the average reader just seven hours to read the final book in Suzanne Collins’s “Hunger Games” trilogy on the Kobo e-reader—about 57 pages an hour 다운로드. Nearly 18,000 Kindle readers have highlighted the same line from the second book in the series: “Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them.” And on Barnes & Noble’s Nook, the first thing that most readers do upon finishing the first “Hunger Games” book is to download the next one 다운로드.

In the past, publishers and authors had no way of knowing what happens when a reader sits down with a book. Does the reader quit after three pages, or finish it in a single sitting 쉬운성경 다운로드? Do most readers skip over the introduction, or read it closely, underlining passages and scrawling notes in the margins? Now, e-books are providing a glimpse into the story behind the sales figures, revealing not only how many people buy particular books, but how intensely they read them 니코동 음원 다운로드.

For centuries, reading has largely been a solitary and private act, an intimate exchange between the reader and the words on the page. But the rise of digital books has prompted a profound shift in the way we read, transforming the activity into something measurable and quasi-public 다운로드.

 

The full story – Your E-Book Is Reading You

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The rise of girl culture – Hunger Games to blow away box office

First Harry Potter, then Twilight, and now Hunger Games. Female authors and female fans are rising.

Based on the enormity of tracking for The Hunger Games,  the Lionsgate movie has the potential to score one of the top debuts of all time at the domestic box office 다운로드.

Rarely does a film generate the sort of numbers that Hunger Games is enjoying. When the movie–based on Suzanne Collins‘ wildly popular young-adult novel–first popped up on tracking two weeks ago, the scores were so good that box-office observers and exhibitors immediately predicted an opening in the $70 million to $100 million range, with most betting on the higher number equalizer.

Hunger Games, which opens March 23, is even tracking better than The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. That film opened in November to $138.1 million, the fifth-best debut of all time domestically 다운로드.

via THR

 

To which the writers at ComicBook.com explain as the result of a brilliant marketing campaign from Lionsgate:

Lionsgate’s Marketing 다운로드. At this point, the marketing campaign for this film should be put in a top 10 ALL TIME.  Yes, all time.  From an outstanding Twitter campaign, advance showing contests, incorporating charity with the film, and brilliantly releasing photos, interviews, and clips, Lionsgate has transformed the audience for “The Hunger Games.  A little over 3 months ago, this film was a niche film that was going to bring in respectable numbers on the backs of hardcore fans.  As of today, the audience now includes massively growing numbers of folks that haven’t read the books.  And Lionsgate did this on the cheap.  They didn’t toss out millions on a Super Bowl Commercial and crash the airwaves with ad after ad (like Disney did with “John Carter”) 다운로드. They did it with new media, and by empowering potential moviegoers.  The audience was part of this campaign, and as a result, they’ll see the film out of loyalty.  It’s a campaign that will be taught in film schools for years to come—or it should be 폴라로이드 다운로드.

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Valid points, all of them, but I still think they, Hollywood, and the entire country are missing something: the rise of the teenage girl mna download.

Just like the teenage boy, and his brother (adult males, age 18-34), have dominated our pop culture landscape since the late 80s, I think we are witnessing the eruption of teenage girls onto the scene 오늘의tv 다운로드.

Some numbers:

Interest among younger women in Hunger Games is now at 45 percent, compared with 36 percent for Breaking Dawn 임파서블 크리쳐스 다운로드. Among female over the age of 25, interest is 29 percent, versus 27 percent for Breaking Dawn.

One advantage that Hunger Games has over Summit Entertainment’s blockbuster Twilight franchise is male interest 다운로드.

Monday’s tracking showed that Interest in Hunger Games among males younger than 25 was a healthy 28 percent, compared to 10 percent for Breaking Dawn. Interest among males over 25 was 20 percent, versus 8 percent for the fourth Twilight film.

via THR

 

The latter numbers show that male interest in female writers with female heroines, like in Hunger Games, can attract growing groups of men.

Even more, the former numbers show that nearly half of all teenage girls in the U.S. want to see this movie, as do nearly one out of three adult females.

Long live the rise of girl culture.