Some very sad statistics:
1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives.
42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college.
80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.
70 percent of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
57 percent of new books are not read to completion.
70 percent of books published do not earn back their advance.
70 percent of the books published do not make a profit.(Source: Jerold Jenkins, www.JenkinsGroupInc.com)
I also know that if you can read and afford to buy a book you are among the wealthiest of the world. I read a lot of great books and so do my children.
— Strickland Gillilan
— Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"
— Austin Phelps
— Abraham Lincoln
— Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory