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Yes 43 72.88%
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:04 AM   #1
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Young eBook Readers .. Do They Exist ???

So Bloomsbury are Releasing the Harry Potter Books with New Covers, but no eBooks,

Given the target audience is the Younger Reader (I know the adults read them too) I do wonder how many Under 16's read ebooks ?

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Old 03-31-2010, 08:12 AM   #2
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My 13 year old rarely puts the thing down, and when he does it's to read a paper book!
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:13 AM   #3
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Can I add a second Poll ?

If so How ?
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:14 AM   #4
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My 13 year old rarely puts the thing down, and when he does it's to read a paper book!

I'm glad to hear it, I must confess I just don't know if youngster do on the whole
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:26 AM   #5
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:30 AM   #6
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Our library Overdrive eBook is adding Young Adult titles like crazy. Especially those teen girl High School Vampire love story type things. I figure somebody with the purchasing power must have a 13yo daughter or something.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:41 AM   #7
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My kids read on their iPod Touches. My oldest (15) still prefers paper books, my other two like the ebooks.

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We bought my niece a K2 and she is reading almost none stop. She read the 6 books that are out for the House of Night series in about 2 weeks... and she is only 13
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:19 PM   #11
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:53 PM   #12
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Not in my opinion. I think that kids need to spend less time on the computer and more time outside or reading
Not to mention that i do not want my 12 year old interacting with adults he or I do not know.


Yes I understand what your saying, and to be honest I phrased my post wrongly, i think its great that eReaders are encouraging kids to read ..... but YES they should get outside more and be active, thats far better for them

But my opinion is suspect ..... because i think JK Rowling and the Harry Potter Books actually Got millions of kids (Adults too for that matter) reading books

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My kids (11 & 14 yrs) are both happy reading either paper or pixels. Neither has a dedicated ebook reader, but they borrow my PRS-505 sometimes, and have both read on my Clie. I've got a Rocketbook for the older child as soon as I figure out how to make it happy with Vista.

I think the main issue with getting adolescents to read ebooks is hardware--finding something durable enough for the average teen's carelessness. (Not that they're always careless, but it only takes one "oops" moment to kill an e-ink screen.)
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My kids (11 & 14 yrs) are both happy reading either paper or pixels. Neither has a dedicated ebook reader, but they borrow my PRS-505 sometimes, and have both read on my Clie. I've got a Rocketbook for the older child as soon as I figure out how to make it happy with Vista.

I think the main issue with getting adolescents to read ebooks is hardware--finding something durable enough for the average teen's carelessness. (Not that they're always careless, but it only takes one "oops" moment to kill an e-ink screen.)

Do we know each other ? .... how come you know how Oopsy I am even now aged 48

But seriously a very good point about Durability, it's not just Teens that could do with that, from what I've seen in other threads
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The other thing keeping teens and youngsters from reading on Ereaders is the fact that they cost, quite a bit. An adult with a full time job and can save up, or even splurge and buy one. The younger demographic doesn't have that kind of buying power. They get smaller amounts and hence tend to spend it on things within their price range soon after getting it.
All the ereader people I know are over 25 :-D
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