Fun Fact Friday – Romance and Ebooks

Is it a fun fact to know that e-books are on the rise? I love the smell of a paper books.  I love the feel of pages. Growing up, I loved all books with the shinny, smooth pages that were aromatic. If osmosis were real, I would have absorbed a lot of information from laying face down in a book.  Don’t worry though.  I have a Kindle and I am continuing to embrace the e-book generation. The truth is though, some books were to just meant to be owned in print and I hate to see that die.

So who is reading what these days?

The average age of a paperbook reader is: 49

The average age of an e-book reader is: 42

Are you surprised?

Can you guess where most books are bought these days? Don’t panic if you can’t.  Just breath.  I listed the answers below.

  • 25 percent
  • E-commerce less Amazon: 19 percent
  • Walmart: 13 percent
  • Book clubs: 11 percent
  • Barnes & Noble: 11 percent
  • E-book/audio download site: 10 percent
  • 4 percent
  • Other online retailer: 4 percent
  • Supermarket and grocery stores: 3 percent
  • Warehouse clubs: 3 percent

Referenced from RWA web.

Happy reading.  Have you embraced the e-book yet?

2 thoughts on “Fun Fact Friday – Romance and Ebooks

  1. jamieayres says:

    I have a Kindle and my daughters share a Kindle Fire, so yep! The only problem is I have to be careful what romance novels I download b/c our Kindles are connected and they’re 13 & 9, lol.

    • M. Ziegler says:

      Haha!! There have been a couple of times I had no idea about some books. Now I always read reviews-granted my daughters only 2, I’d still hate her to get a gander at some books.

      Oh well, keeps your reading clean 🙂

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