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Old 01-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #42
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The report showed that the percentage of adults who have read an e-book rose modestly over the past year, from 16% to 23%. But it also revealed that fully 89% of regular book readers said that they had read at least one printed book during the preceding 12 months. Only 30% reported reading even a single e-book in the past year.
Two unrelated facts. Fact 1: % of people reading e-books is rising while % of people reading p-books is falling. Fact 2: People who do not own e-readers do not read e-books. Here is the data...



If you remove HS students who are provided books to read, it's clear there is a strong movement towards e-reading. In a year or two the 17-18 numbers will go through the roof as schools start handing out e-readers. Free is STILL good.

Also, from the same study...

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This move toward e-books has also affected libraries. The share of recent library users who have borrowed an e-book from a library has increased from 3% last year to 5% this year. Moreover, awareness of e-book lending by libraries is growing. The share of those in the overall population who are aware that libraries offer e-books has jumped from 24% late last year to 31% now.
Perhaps the study is telling us is that people who depend on libraries that do not loan e-books mostly read p-books.

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the Association of American Publishers reported that the annual growth rate for e-book sales fell abruptly during 2012, to about 34%
Rate of increase slowing is a natural phenomenon. If I sell one e-book each year for five years, after two years, the rate of growth is 100%, after three, it is 50%, after four it is 33%, and after five years, the rate of growth is 25%. I wish the rate of growth of my salary or portfolio was 34%. Unfortunately, only my bills grow at this rate.

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A 2012 survey by Bowker Market Research revealed that just 16% of Americans have actually purchased an e-book and that a whopping 59% say they have "no interest" in buying one.
according to statisticsbrain.com, only 20% of Americans purchased any kind of book last year. I wonder how the 59% of Americans who have "no interest" in buying an e-book compares to the number of Americans who do not own an e-book reader? I'll bet a whopping percentage of Americans who do not own an e-reader have no interest in buying e-books, BUT I'll bet a whopping percentage of Americans who own an e-reader have some interest in buying an e-book.

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according to Pew, nearly 90% of e-book readers continue to read physical volumes. The two forms seem to serve different purposes.
I am much more interested in the 10% of e-book readers who REFUSE to open a p-book since seeing the light. Lies, damn like, and statistics.
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