If you’re like most authors, you’ve probably figured out how to use Google Analytics, or whatever metrics your web site host or blog host offers to determine how many readers have viewed your web site or blog. That’s important, because the amount of traffic you’re getting helps determine how effectively your efforts to increase your reader base are working.
Could blogs ever replace books in the hearts and souls of book lovers? Of course not. But will there ever be a generation that grows up without books — favoring, instead, the chunks of information they can get by logging onto the Internet and reading Web sites, ezines, and blogs? Maybe. Check out this article on Icwales.com/.
Another survey — this one, done in Great Britain, I’m pleased to say — finds that young people are reading fewer books than their parents did. And how many books will their children read? That’s the really disturbing question.