The findings of Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Reading Habits Surveywere released this month and showed that an increasing number of people in the U.S are reading at least one eBook per year.
In Part Four of the study, they determined that eBook readers not only tend to read more books than other types of readers, but they read for more purposes (pleasure, work, etc.) as well. A surprising conclusion– the survey found eBook readers more likely to have bought their last book, rather than borrowing from a friend or library, even though most eReaders allow borrowing.
Essentially eBook readers stand out in many different ways from other readers. However, this isn’t to say eBook readers do not read printed material. According to the survey “among eBook readers, 50% who read books on a typical day are reading an eBook and 58% are reading a printed book.”
Come join our discussion and poll “Paperback/Hardback or eReaders? How do you like to read?” in the Discussion Center to share your own personal reading habits and thoughts on eReading.
Has eReading changed the way you or your students read?