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Old 04-05-2012, 04:07 AM   #1
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Thumbs up 1 in 5 Americans read an e-book last year.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...8vS_story.html

1 in 5 is what, 60,000,000 +? Impressive!
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:35 AM   #2
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Angry Hmmmph.......

Small wonder my download speed's slowed up.........

Does this they'll need to publish more ebooks, or decrease population growth figures ?

Suppose it depends who can do the job more efficiently ......
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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Clearly it means sell more e-readers so that the number goes up.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:01 PM   #4
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Interesting article.

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Curiously, e-reading somehow sparks a love of books in any format. Even as e-readers are downloading books on computers, tablets and smartphones, they are also checking out more books at libraries and buying more at bookstores and online. About nine in 10 e-book readers said they have also read printed books in the past year, Pew reported in its survey of about 3,000 people 16 and older.
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But the news isn’t all good for publishers, according to experts. Even though 40 percent of e-book readers say they are plowing through more book titles on their devices, the industry hasn’t quite turned that trend into fatter profits.

Publishers complain of rampant downloading of pirated books. They add that e-book *prices are lower — and there is much wrangling with online stores such as Amazon.com and iTunes over fees.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
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Color me shocked. I read the title as "1 in 5 Americans read a book last year" and I thought, yup, that sounds about right.

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Color me shocked. I read the title as "1 in 5 Americans read a book last year" and I thought, yup, that sounds about right.
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Haha I read the same thing. Didn't realize I read it wrong till your post
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Last I heard at least 50% of Americans read at least one book a year. WOOOHOOO
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Last I heard at least 50% of Americans read at least one book a year. WOOOHOOO
And that book is a Twilight book.
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