The Rise of e-reading

The Pew Research Center recently released results from a survey that asks 3000 Americans aged 16 and older about their e-reading habits. Among the report highlights are the following tidbits:

    • “A fifth of American adults have read an e-book in the past year and the number of e-book readers grew after a major increase in ownership of e-book reading devices and tablet computers during the holiday gift-giving season.
    • 30% of those who read e-content say they now spend more time reading, and owners of tablets and e-book readers particularly stand out as reading more now.
    • The prevalence of e-book reading is markedly growing, but printed books still dominate the world of book readers.
    • There are four times more people reading e-books on a typical day now than was the case less than two years ago.
    • The majority of book readers prefer to buy rather than borrow. A majority of print readers (54%) and readers of e-books (61%) prefer to purchase their own copies of these books. Meanwhile, most audiobook listeners prefer to borrow their audiobooks; just one in three audiobook listeners (32%) prefer to purchase audiobooks they want to listen to, while 61% prefer to borrow them.”

For the full report, please see here.

As I’ve been reading on a dedicated e-reader for a while now, for once in my life I feel like such a trendsetter (or at least not a multiple-years-late-to-the-party-er). If like 61% of the Pew Center survey respondents, you guys prefer buying over borrowing your books, then please head over to this poll and tell me why.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Books and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

I think I'm getting addicted to comments. Please feed the addict & leave a reply.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s