Are ebooks replacing printed books? Do ebook readers read more than print book readers? How many people even read ebooks?
There is a lot of debate in the publishing world about the future of print vs. ebooks. Although more people than ever are reading ebooks, they have not given up on print. A study released earlier this year by the Pew Research Group shows that:
- 21% of American adults had read an ebook in the previous year.
- 88% of those who read ebooks also read print books.
- Ebook readers read an average of 24 books in a year, compared to 15 for non-ebook readers.
- Readers consume e-content on a variety of devices, ranging from smart phones and tablets to dedicated ereaders and computers.
- Ebook readers are more likely to have purchased, rather than borrowed, the book they read most recently.
- Ebook readers are more likely to be under the age of 50, have some college education, and live in a household with an annual income over $50,000.
These and many other interesting statistics are available in the study, which has been turned into an infographic for easy understanding.
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