Jump In E-Book Readership

Good news for writers. 75% of Americans over 16-years-old said they’ve read a book in the past year according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.  Researchers found the number who read e-books  increased from 16%  to 23% in 2012, while print book readers fell to 67% from 72%.   Not surprisingly, the increase in e-book readership grew with the popularity of  iPads, Kindles, Nooks and other tablet reading devices.   Turns out 25% of us now own them,

Libraries are also seeing a change. 5% of library readers used e-books in 2012 as opposed to 3% in 2011.

Who is doing the reading?

Most are between 30-49, have  college or graduate degrees and live in households earning more than $75,000, and

 

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