Announces the Launch of the 2009 Reader Survey

New York, NY (July 8, 2009) – — the premiere destination on the Internet for teen readers, as well as those who enjoy Young Adult novels or work with teens — is conducting a survey about teen reading. The goal of the survey is to identify trends and topics that are of interest to the teen market today. Results will be shared with the media, publishers, authors, booksellers, librarians and educators in September 2009.

“The last time we conducted a survey was in 2005, and a lot has changed since then,” said Carol Fitzgerald, co-founder and president of The Book Report Network. “The young adult market is growing quickly and we hope to identify what influences these readers. Also, we want to see what is competing for their time and whether they are as committed to eBooks and digital reading devices as we have been encouraged to believe.”

In addition to questions about, the survey addresses the following topics:

-How often they buy books and where they shop

-How often they visit the library and/or take out books

-What kinds of books they are interested in reading

-Who and what influence their reading selections

-How they feel about required summer reading

-What they think about eBooks and digital reading devices

-What their other media habits are

It is estimated that the 77-question survey will take about 15 minutes to complete. It is open until Monday, August 31, 2009. Respondents from the U.S. and Canada will be eligible to enter a random drawing to receive a copy of one of 27 titles, which are being provided by publishers. There will be 775 winners selected.

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