A study of 1,200 e-reader owners by Marketing and Research Resources Inc. found that 40% said they now read more than they did with print books.The study by Marketing and Research Resources Inc. looked at three devices: the Kindle, the iPad and Sony’s Reader.
You might argue that 40% is not a big deal, but consider that a 2007 study by the National Endowment for the Arts found that about “half of all Americans ages 18 to 24 read no books for pleasure.”
Forrester Research estimates that “11 million Americans are expected to own at least one digital reading gadget by the end of September.”
Thriller author Michael Connelly has the same attitude as my husband:
"There is the advantage of being able to carry multiple things. I travel a lot—believe me, I notice the weight."There’s a lot more to read in this article – including ebooks and libraries, the number of male reader vs female readers of ebooks, and the problem with page numbers in ebooks.
Do you have an eReader? Do you read more?