We’re pausing today to look back at some aggregate data on the authors we’ve featured to date — both here at Bloom since November 2012, and during the year prior to our launch when we were the “Post-40 Bloomers” series at The Millions. Overall, we’ve endeavored to present the work and lives of a wide range of authors; but we’re also excited to continue on and branch out further. We hope you’ll stay tuned.
And so, here we give you THE BLOOM INDEX, as of July 2013:
Number of Authors Featured: 48
Average age when first book published: 48.6
Eldest at first publication: 74 years (Harriet Doerr)
Males / Females: 24/ 24
Among debuts, corporate publisher / independent publisher: 7/8
Live Interviews: 4
Nonfiction writers/Memoirists: 5
American/ non-American: 36 / 12
Living / Deceased: 30 / 18
Number of authors on our current to-be-featured list: 95 (and ever-growing)
Top 10 Countries Represented in Our Readership: U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Germany, India, Turkey, France, Mexico, Switzerland.