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Pew, Princeton survey shows U.S. ereading up
January 22, 2014 | 2:26 pm

A new survey from Princeton Survey Research Associates International and made available through Pew Internet indicates that "the proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing," while "more also own dedicated e-reading devices." The survey, one of the first of the new year and based on a sample of just over 1000 adults surveyed in January 2nd-5th, 2014, indicates that "the percentage of adults who read an e-book in the past year has risen to 28%, up from 23% at the end of 2012.' That said, the survey also concludes that: "print remains the foundation of Americans’ reading habits. Most people...

How Many Americans Are Regular Readers?
February 3, 2013 | 4:20 pm

Mike McQueen Getting Boys to ReadThe infographic embedded below isn't new; I'm pretty sure it was created about six months ago, in fact. But aside from its fantastic art, it always shares a truly important message: The vast majority of Americans don't read. Check out the graphic's first three stats, for instance, if you want to feel instantly depressed. (One-third of high school grads never read another book for the rest of their lives? Really?!) I initially found that statistic pretty hard to believe. And unlike most infographics, this one doesn't list its sources. (Shady!) So I decided to do a little research of my own. A Pew study we've...

TeleRead Calls Bullshit On All These Meaningless Publishing Industry Reports
December 29, 2012 | 3:39 pm

E-book reading is up, print reading is down, girl with e-reader, girl with e-books"One of the biggest mistakes we as a society in general, and industry in specific make is that we mistake medium for the message. Those who can keep their eye on the message—Amazon and Netflix for example—profit handsomely. On the flip-side you have Flickr." —Om Malik This particular time of year—the stretch between Christmas and, say, the first week or two of January—seems to always result in some sort of consumer-relevant trend story that is repeated over and over again in the media, ad nauseum, until most people simply begin thinking of the story as nothing less than pure...

Morning Links — Are print book sales up … or down?!
December 29, 2012 | 8:30 am

Print book sales rise hailed as a sign of fightback in a digital world (The Guardian) Print book sales soar to three-year high (The Bookseller) E-Book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines (Pew Internet & American Life Project) 'Fifty Shades Is The One That Got Away. At Least From Me (NPR) Kindle Daily Deals: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen {and three other choices} * * *                            ...

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...