In which format do you read the most books?
Recently, I wrote about an annual Pew study on reading habits:
My concern, as well as that of some of my commenters, is that the interpretation that p-books (paperbooks) were about twice as popular as e-books wasn’t really borne out by the data.
The key thing was that each reader was treated as a data point…which is a disconnect with the number of books read in each medium (since many readers read more than one book a year).
So, I thought I’d ask you.
Now, I know my readers aren’t typical…thank goodness. 😉 I would expect the readers of a blog called “I Love My Kindle” to skew more towards e-books, of course.
However, I would also expect them to buy and read a disproportionately high number of books as well, compared to the average person.
That’s the point…if what we are looking at is number of books, “serious readers” read a lot more…but there are also a lot fewer of them than “casual readers”.
I think the results here will be interesting, even if they aren’t typical of the country (or the world) as a whole.
Let’s get started:
Obviously, I haven’t asked every possible question. 🙂 Feel free to make additional points by commenting on this post.
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