Saturday, April 14, 2007

The literary census

This of course is an attempt to fine tune marketing campaigns and improve newspaper content but it might be worth getting involved.

To mark the 25th anniversary of Waterstone’s the book chain’s staff were asked to nominate the five books they thought were outstanding that were produced since 1982. The results, a top 100 no less was published in the Telegraph, were notable mainly because of their male bias. But to put the ball into the public’s court and exploit the tools of the interactive age the paper is asking people to take part in the literary census. It is worth having a go because some of the questions make you think about your reading habits and there is a great question about if you are a reading snob – I’ll keep my answers on that one to myself.

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