The Perfect Advice on How to Write a Book

The Perfect Advice on How to Write a Book

Top 3 Components of a Successful Book

1. Content

• More than 82% of eBook readers live in cities
• Best sellers have an average length of 375 pages
• Female protagonist books have a 40% higher chance of becoming bestsellers
• Female readers are 50% more likely to finish a book
• Men are 10 times more attracted to books with male protagonists

2. Genres

Popular Genres:
• Romance
• Self Help
• Literature
• Historical
• Cookbook
• Adult
• Sci-Fi
• Religion

Top 3 Genres by Gender:
Women
• Romance
• Literature
• Adult

Men
• Historical
• Literature
• Sci-Fi

Top Earning Fiction Genres:
• Literature – 20%
• Sci-Fi – 19%
• Religion – 16%
• Romance – 14%

3. Audience

Reading Habits According to Age
Under 40
• 48 pages an hour
• 12 minute sessions
• 11% completion rate
• Average book length: 146 pages

Over 40
• 33 pages an hour
• 20 minute sessions
• 24% completion rate
• Average book length: 277 pages

How Page Numbers Affect Completion Rate
30% of readers drop a book once they have reached page 50.

• 300 Pages – 87%
• 400 Pages – 74%
• 500 Pages – 59%
• 600 Pages – 48%
• 700 Pages – 35%

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