Wednesday, August 25, 2010

E-Reading: New Devices Changing Habits. People Reading More

[reading]Interesting article from the Wall Street Journal on the ABCs of e-Reading.

People who buy e-readers tend to spend more time than ever with their nose in a book, preliminary research shows.


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. Of those surveyed, 58% said they read about the same as before while 2% said they read less than before. And 55% of the respondents in the May study, paid for by e-reader maker Sony Corp., thought they'd use the device to read even more books in the future. The study looked at owners of three devices: Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle, Apple Inc.'s iPad and the Sony Reader. . .

A Writer's View
Mystery and thriller author Michael Connelly says he has about 30 e-books on his Kindle, Sony Reader and iPad, though he also still reads print books because he gets so many samples from his publisher. 

"I will never stop loving the printed book," Mr. Connelly says. Yet, "I am very interested in this world. E-books are here to stay." He adds, "There is the advantage of being able to carry multiple things. I travel a lot—believe me, I notice the weight."

Read the entire article HERE.

1 comment:

Michele Emrath said...

Ok, adding Michael Connelly to it really helped the sale for me! But I also get where the article is going...People are mobile these days, and anything they take with them must be travel-worthy.

Glad the trend is working in favor of writers!

Michele
Emily Dickinson biographer on SouthernCityMysteries