Who is the target audience?

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Post by SABRADLEY » 30 Nov 2018, 12:28

I think this book is targeted for people willing to accept responsibility for their happiness or lack thereof. As the title suggests, the reader is asked to look inward and make self changes in order to change their life. The book then revolves around this notion of self responsibility and action.

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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 01 Dec 2018, 01:53

The target set is self-help and empowerment genre readers because the author aims to candidly advise on how to live in a more productive way.
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Post by Kister Bless » 01 Dec 2018, 09:15

Basing on my way of reasoning I think the target audience of this book are people who want and are ready to change but they do not know how to go about it.

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Post by M Zee » 01 Dec 2018, 10:28

It felt like the author was speaking to a younger audience to me. But maybe that was just his tone in the book?
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Post by Bronie » 02 Dec 2018, 09:06

For anyone interested in self-help books. It has a general audience because everybody really wants to improve their lives, especially towards the aspects mentioned in this book.

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Post by Ursadsong » 02 Dec 2018, 09:47

I think the author is targeting everyone in his book. It was not that specific for any type. But I can say it is for people who want to change themselves, kind of a self-help book.

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Post by Quinto » 02 Dec 2018, 10:39

I think it's safe for an author to tell their potential audience that their book is not for everyone. It only builds suspense in the potential readers. So it's all about the readers' curiosity.

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Post by AA1495 » 03 Dec 2018, 19:07

I think the advice is meant particularly for the overthinkers! I am one, and the first paragraph made me feel like the book was meant particularly for me.

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Post by Nusrat_Shabnam_ » 04 Dec 2018, 09:57

I think anyone who needs a motivation is the target audience. I think I am one too! Moreover, every single person should give it a try!

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Post by Kendra M Parker » 04 Dec 2018, 19:12

I think the target audience is the younger workforce, especially those getting started with their careers and finding it difficult to achieve their goals because the word doesn’t just hand them things.

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Post by Gemma_15 » 06 Dec 2018, 12:38

I think that the target audience is anyone who is looking for a change in their life and doesn't quite know where to start. When he says that the book isn't for everyone, but is for the reader, he is saying essentially that. So I think it could be fore everyone, so long as they are ready to make a change in their life. In that way, I think that the book is for anyone, just not at any time.

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 06 Dec 2018, 14:14

Jsovermyer wrote: ↑
05 Nov 2018, 06:29
There is a great market out there for books that claim to make you happy, more succesful, and more time efficient. Everyone wants an easy way to make their life better. I think the author is hoping to sell this book to as many people as he can.
you are directly connecting with the market of this book by your reply to the question given in this post?

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Post by Jdalba2018 » 10 Dec 2018, 15:34

Sometimes it surprises me all the people that complaints about how life is unfair, difficult, not worth living and a very long etcetera. Those are the people this book is aimed at.

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Post by Jeyran Main » 11 Dec 2018, 15:51

I like how you have begun interpreting the author talking contradictory to its audience. Isn't that how people sell books? Let's sell a book saying that it's not for everyone but it is for you. I think by reading a few reviews and the blurb it is easy to identify if a book is for you.
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Post by Erika Thomas » 13 Dec 2018, 20:04

As a person who reads personal development books on the regular, I firmly believe this book is meant for anyone who picks it up and starts to read it. Everyone who reads a self help book is looking to change and looking for a way to help themselves, hence the name. These people are trying to better themselves, because they are either not happy with the way things are in their lives at that moment, or they have already done personal development and are looking to do more because they recognize the benefit. Therefore, anyone who picks up this book and starts to read it, knowing what it is, is a person this book will benefit, because they are looking for a benefit. Of course, there will always be the outliers that want a change but simply don't connect with the book, but there are outliers in anything.

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