Originally Posted by elcreative
Why will it get people who never set foot in bookstores??? If people don't read then ebooks won't miraculously turn them into readers... people buying and using eReaders (or tablets & smartphones) are people who already read to some degree... the main result of eReading will be to reduce paperbook reading, it's not going to suddenly result in a huge expansion of a mature market - readers...
The easy access to a large library makes a huge difference. Many people read but the hassle to actually find something to read that you enjoy when you have free time etc is too much of a hassle so most people watch a movie or tv etc.
With ereaders, smartphones and tablets that has changed so someone that might read a 10-12 books a year with easy access to larger book collection might read 20-30. Its the same with video games many people enjoy games but carrying around separate device or actually using a console or pc to play is too much for most of them so they don't but now the ability to play games on your phones has upended the gaming market because of large number of casual gamers.