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.
- Amazon.com: 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
- BN.com: 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?