You hear it said a lot these days that e-readers are changing the way we read. But what if they also changed who was reading and how often?
The statistics speak loudly: 1 of every 2 18-24 year olds don’t read a single book for pleasure. 1 in 5 adults didn’t read a book all year. Only 13% of thirteen year olds read every day. At the same time, other statistics also cry out: the average person aged 15-24 spends 2.5 hours a day watching TV and only seven minutes reading, while only 36% of American 8th graders can read a poem and explain it.
Yet, e-readers are bringing people back. In the past year, 43% of Americans 16 and older have used ereading devices to read news and magazines. 42% of e-readers say they read more than ever due to digital content. And even 1 in 5 adults who don’t own tablets have read 1 e-book in the past year. To top it off, e-book readers read 9 more books a year on average than non-e-book readers.
E-readers are changing the way the world reads and e-reading devices are getting cheaper to purchase every day.
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