Ebooks. I read lots of ebooks. Lots and lots.
I saw this news report on ABC (yes, saw. found this written version afterward) where they said people with an eBook reader or tablet (you can get eBook reader apps on most tablets) are likely to read more than people without an eBook reader or tablet. It says eBook readers read 24 books a year as opposed to 15 books a year from non-eBook readers.
I am thinking, if you dislike reading, you are not going to own an eReader or eReader apps on your tablet. I mean, if you don’t like reading, why would you get a kindle app on your tablet? Newspapers and magazines are one thing, whole books are something else.
Even so, there is a lot of difference between 24 and 15 books. 😉 I think probably that’s because you can 1) download books without leaving the comfort of your bed and 2) eReaders aren’t as heavy as hardcovers so they are easier to carry and take up less space, too.
Even before I got my kindle, I usually didn’t buy hardcovers; paperbacks are lighter, cheaper and take up less space. The fit easily in my bag.
This article also says e-book users are more likely to buy than borrow. This, in spite of piracy and DRM and all that. LOL Because book sales are supposed to be down and if ebooks weren’t around, would sales be even more down? Just made me wonder is all.
- Portable Ebook Reader (answers.com)
- The eBook Fence (chortleatmygirth.wordpress.com)
- Best eBook Readers Available in Market (thegeeksclub.com)
- Do we really need tablets and eBook readers? (pocket-lint.com)
- Best Handheld eBook Reader (answers.com)