Originally Published: May 2014
by K. Marcus
Brett Wright, an associate editor at Bloomsbury Publishing, prefaced his May 13th SCBWI Professional Series talk with why books are abandoned. Wright shared some statistics from goodreads.com. (See link below).
“28% [of readers] stop reading within the first 50-100 pages. It is really important to grab the reader right away and keep them enthralled” and said “most of the story should be in place in the first 30 pages…everything and everyone should be introduced in the beginning otherwise it is like it came out of nowhere.” (more…)