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