Fifth of Americans Have Read E-Book, E-Book Readers Read More, Study Finds

According to a new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project at the Pew Research Center, 21% of Americans have read an E-book and those who read e-books read more. (Compare that headline stat to the rest of the world.)

The study is filled with interesting e-book findings, like:

— Pre-holiday, 17% of Americans had read an e-book. Post-holiday, that number jumped to 21%

— 30% of those who read e-content spend more time reading

— Four times as many people are reading e-books on a given day versus two years ago

— E-reader and tablet owners are avid readers in all formats

— 42% of e-book readers consume their books on a computer

— 41% of e-book readers use an e-book reader like original Kindles or Nooks

— 29% of e-book readers read books on their cell phones

— 23% of e-book readers read books on a tablet computer

The Pew press release has many, many more stats on e-book reading.

Read more here.

Via INFOdocket, which has more stats pulled out specifically about libraries.


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