Pew Internet & American Life Project

Pew, Princeton survey shows U.S. ereading up

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

A new survey from Princeton Survey Research Associates International and made available through Pew Internet indicates that “the proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing,” while “more also own dedicated e-reading devices.” The survey, one of the first of the new [...]

How Many Americans Are Regular Readers?

By Dan Eldridge
February 3, 2013 // 5 Comments

The infographic embedded below isn’t new; I’m pretty sure it was created about six months ago, in fact. But aside from its fantastic art, it always shares a truly important message: The vast majority of Americans don’t read. Check out the graphic’s first three stats, for [...]

TeleRead Calls Bullshit On All These Meaningless Publishing Industry Reports

By libertyc
December 29, 2012 // 3 Comments

"One of the biggest mistakes we as a society in general, and industry in specific make is that we mistake medium for the message. Those who can keep their eye on the message—Amazon and Netflix for example—profit handsomely. On the flip-side you have Flickr." —Om Malik This particular time of [...]

Morning Links — Are print book sales up … or down?!

By libertyc
December 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Print book sales rise hailed as a sign of fightback in a digital world (The Guardian) Print book sales soar to three-year high (The Bookseller) E-Book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines (Pew Internet & American Life Project) ‘Fifty Shades Is The One That Got Away. At Least From [...]

Pew Research Center: Young Americans prefer reading e-books on cell phones and computers

By libertyc
October 24, 2012 // 3 Comments

If you haven’t had a chance to look it over just yet, here’s the link (PDF) to the Pew Research Center’s recently-released study on the reading and library usage habits of young Americans. If you’re simply looking for the study’s bottom line—the take-away, as it [...]

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