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E-books Became Less Popular

E-books Became Less Popular

Added: Monday, January 14th, 2013
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It seems that the predicted death of printed books has been much exaggerated. It’s been a few years now that the tech companies have been claiming the traditional books were dead and everyone in the world will be reading from digital devices including tablets and e-books in the future.

These predictions were confirmed by shedloads of statistics which revealed that e-books were rushing past printed book sales. However, the Wall Street Journal has recently published a new study on the reading habits of the Americans. The report on the study was titled “E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines”. Although the report hinted at doom of Gutenberg’s dream, there still were statistics suggesting that something else is happening.

For instance, traditional books remain the preferred format for US book readers, with 89% of them confirming that they read at least one printed book per year. Although this may sound shocking for some, it appears that the Americans simply have difficulty reading in common, because only 30% said they read at least one e-book.

Within the past year, the percentage of the adults reading e-books has increased, while the percentage of people who read printed books fell, but the changes were insignificant: the number of e-book readers rose from 16% to 23%, while traditional book readers declined from 72% to 67%. Although the change is happening, it tends to slow down.

According to other sales data, print sales are holding their own against e-books and the industry observers insist that digital sales are slowing down. The Association of US Publishers also confirmed that annual growth in adult e-book sales fell to 34% within the first half of 2012. In addition, e-reader sales are also decreasing, partly because e-readers are switching to tablets. The statistics say that e-reader sales dropped 36% last year. At the same time, tablet sales have rocketed. However, the reading of e-books on tablets is not very popular, because users are mostly distracted with games, videos and social networks, and many people point out that it’s harder to read a book on a tablet.

In other words, the current situation is the following: the mass-market print is taking a kicking from e-books, but the traditional books with valuable information are holding their own. 99% of the readers agree they prefer e-book only to read pulp fiction or any other books while traveling, since they don’t want to carry a book around.

January 14th,2013

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Date:  Monday, January 14th, 2013

Comments (10) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2013-01-14 15:18:16)
blazinerday avatarthis article doesn't seem right.id bet if they took into account all of the ebooks that are downloaded illegally and the ones that are free online ,they would see that ebooks are more popular than printed books.

posted by (2013-01-14 15:57:13)
No avatari got some ebook from torret those are helping me sure 100% in my aim thank a lot for everone who made first ebook and also who uploaded those ebook thank you very much

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2013-01-14 17:06:19)
fusseltier avatarno normal person would want to sit at a computer or use a tablet to reqad a book, and especially not reference books or something you need to find fast.
ebooks have a place, that is traveling. but any other situation a real book is better, easier to use, etc.

posted by (2013-01-15 00:58:34)
No avatarnothing beats the smell of books, new or old. and also the tactile feeling of holding a physical book.

posted by (2013-01-15 01:06:44)
No avatarMaybe if they didnt charge as much as a printed book....

The other day I was looking for a book and the printed version was CHEAPER than the Ebook....

posted by (2013-01-15 06:43:31)
TheDarkSagan avatarI have tons of eBooks, but I would prefer the actual thing any day.

posted by (2013-01-15 09:07:28)

posted by ET loverSupermanTurtle (2013-01-15 10:24:06)
zuluDROOG avatarI gave up on tree books over 10 years ago when my wife refused to move house with 2000+ sci-fi novels. I began collecting e-books to read on a HP TC1100 tablet. Now I have over 7000 e-books and several tablets plus iPad. It's just a matter of LETTING GO of the tree. I couldn't bring myself to read a paper book now.


Are Lighter
Are More searchable
Are easily Distributable (ever loaned a book and never got it back)
Bookmark themselves even if you fall asleep
Won't ever get you divorced due to hoarding

posted by (2013-01-15 21:27:42)
gostport avatarI agree with zuluDROOG. I am ebaying all my printed sci-fi and fantasy books and getting them plus many more to keep in my cloud reader on amazon. With the cloud account I can email my torrented books to my kindle which stay in my cloud or get the 100s of free new books coming out now. I know it's hit-miss with so many self published "authors" but even without those I have a huge library at my fingertips and have made $$$ on all my old paperbacks and cleared several square feet in my house which my wife loves!

posted by (2013-01-16 08:02:06)
Black_Blade avatarI too agree with zuluDROOG, E-books are indeed revolutionary + they are Eco-friendly, as zuluDROOG already mentioned along with their other advantages, as compared to traditional(printed) books.

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