How many hours a week do you read?

How many hours a week do you read?
Well, only you know this one, but if you’re an author, you surely must be above the global weekly average of 6.5 hours a week.
A voracious appetite for reading will not only enrich your knowledge base, but good writing sinks into your unconscious – which can only be a good thing.

So, which country spends the most hours reading?
USA? UK? Germany? France? India? Poland?
Have a guess and see if you’re right and check your answer below.

Readers around the world graph
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Mean Hours Spent Reading Per Week
1. India 10.7
2. Thailand 9.4
3. China 8.0
4. Philippines 7.6
5. Egypt 7.5
6. Czech Republic 7.4
7. Russia 7.1
8. Sweden 6.9
9. France 6.9
10. Hungary 6.8
11. Saudi Arabia 6.8
12. Hong Kong 6.7
13. Poland 6.5 THIS IS THE GLOBAL AVERAGE WEEKLY READING TIME.
14. Venezuela 6.4
15. South Africa 6.3
16. Australia 6.3
17. Indonesia 6.0
18. Argentina 5.9
19. Turkey 5.9
20. Spain 5.8
21. Canada 5.8
22. Germany 5.7
23. USA 5.7
24. Italy 5.6
25. Mexico 5.5
26. U.K. 5.3
27. Brazil 5.2
28. Taiwan 5.0
29. Japan 4.1
30. Korea 3.1

Source: The World Culture Score Index from a survey of 30,000 people worldwide.

Did you notice that the United Kingdom comes in at number 26, with USA only managing 23rd position?

Considering the statistics, who should you be marketing your books to?
Obviously language translation comes into the equation, but is it worth the effort if you’re an Indie author?
I think that more research needs to be done about the reading habits world wide and the genres that they’re reading, but as of yet, I haven’t got that information.
If you’ve any insights that you would like to share with everyone, please use the comment box below.

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