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Survey shows Chinese still don’t want to pay for e-books
July 19, 2013 | 2:58 pm

ChinaStill don’t want to pay for e-books? You're not alone. A recent survey in China shows that many Chinese readers still have not bought e-books. The survey, which was conducted by OpenBook Co., found that just one in every four Chinese residents have paid for an e-book, the same ratio it found in 2010 when the survey was last conducted, according to Xinhua, an online Chinese news magazine. More than 8,000 people took the survey. The digital divide may be growing even bigger in China. From the article: "Of the 3,561 respondents polled at bookstores this year, seven times more people have never paid for...

Survey: Library Borrowers Buy Books Too!
November 15, 2012 | 12:39 pm

Multiple sources are reporting today on this newly released survey (PDF) on the buying habits of library e-book borrowers. The survey questioned over 75,000 e-book borrowers, and found that more than half of them buy books, too. It also found that dedicated reading devices still account for a significant chunk of the market. (The survey was sponsored by OverDrive, with the ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy.) I am delighted to see these survey results confirm what I have known to be true from my own habits. Book reading is not a zero-sum game with a final 'winner' (and corresponding losers) in terms...

Pew Research Center: Young Americans prefer reading e-books on cell phones and computers
October 24, 2012 | 9:58 pm

If you haven't had a chance to look it over just yet, here's the link (PDF) to the Pew Research Center's recently-released study on the reading and library usage habits of young Americans. If you're simply looking for the study's bottom line—the take-away, as it were—I'd suggest reading this brief A.P. item, which leads with the discovery that "there's a generation gap among ebook fans," and that while "readers under 30 prefer cell phones and computers, those over 30 like dedicated devices such as the Kindle." The survey, titled Young Americans' Reading and Library Habits, has already received a decent amount of press attention, but as far as I can...