No surprise, we are an eclectic group of readers who have found our way to Emilie Loring! Here are our survey results:
How old were you when you read your first Emilie Loring book?
Sixty percent of us had read an Emilie Loring book before our twentieth birthday. AND at every decade, Emilie Loring has appeal, interesting readers for the first time from their twenties to their eighties. Emilie would be pleased by this!
If you haven’t yet read my post, “The Next Thing When You Are Ten,” it’s worth checking out now.
27% 12 and under 33% 13-19 12% 20s 7% 30s 7% 40s 5% 50s 3.5% 60s 3.5% 70s 2% 80s
How do you read Emilie Loring books most often?
Most of us read Emilie Loring in paperback editions, which makes sense, given that some 37 million of them were sold, compared to about a million hardbacks, and those original hardbacks are between eighty and one hundred years old now. Naturally, many have fallen out of use.
8% Multiple formats
Who are two other authors that you enjoy reading?
I loved reading your answers to this one! I keep meaning to write a blog post about the diversity of people who read Emilie Loring, and our reading tastes add fuel to that fire. Maybe you, like I, will find some new authors to explore here:
How did you find this website, The Emilie Loring Collection?
Most of you (65%) found this website when you searched for Emilie Loring. Yay! When I started this blog and website in 2016, The Emilie Loring Collection appeared deep in search results for our author. A few years in, the site reached the top of search results, and individual blog posts filled the first several pages. We remain at the top –after ads, of course 🙂 — which is good news for letting Emilie Loring readers know that her biography is at hand. (Come on, as-yet-unmet Emilie readers! Search for her!) Another 13% came here from our sister Facebook page, and the remainder were led by recommendations from friends or family. The take-home for me here is to encourage you to ask your friends and relatives if they’ve read and liked Emilie Loring; if they have, send them our way!
If you pre-ordered Emilie Loring’s biography, HAPPY LANDINGS: EMILIE LORING’S LIFE, WRITING AND WISDOM, how did you order?
Many of you have ordered an autographed copy of Happy Landings from me, via this website (Thank you!), and others have ordered from an internet seller (Thank you!). Noone reported ordering from an independent bookstore as yet, but I hope you know that you can do that and support local bookstores at the same time. Books will arrive at the Simon & Schuster warehouse this week and begin their trek to final sales outlets in time for release on March 14th. Let your bookstore and library know that you want to see Happy Landings on their shelves!
My toddler granddaughter left with her parents yesterday after a delightful, three-week visit. I would have kept them longer, but books will arrive at my “warehouse” (basement) soon, too, and I expect to be immersed in the details of commerce.
If you ordered a book from me, watch your e-mail, as I will contact you soon to be double-sure I have your correct information.
Happy Landings, everyone!