My plan for tonight was to talk about the results of POD-dy Mouth's 2006 Survey of Self-Published Books, but when I went over to her website, I found that 3/13 was the last day of her blog. After reviewing self-published books for two years, she's throwing in the towel.
Just looking at her statistics for the past year, I'm not surprised. She's been a hard-working lady.
Here are a few of the stats from her recent blog on activity for 2006:
Her mission: to find 15 excellent books
Total number of queries received: 5,267
Total number of books considered: 1,666
Total number of books not read past first page: 217
Total number of books not read past first paragraph: 23
Total number of books not read past first sentence: 8
Number of selected/reviewed [winning] books by publisher:
Toadspittle Hill Productions: 1
Sunspot Press: 1
I'll be sorry to see POD-dy Mouth leave the blogosphere. I wish her all the best. She's provided an interesting reading experience for the last two years.
Her website is here.