The Preditors & Editors Readers Poll is open

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Preditors & Editors, the one-stop resource site “to provide writers with information and contacts for the purpose of seeking publication of their work,” has opened its annual Readers Poll of just about anything to do with writing, publishing, editing, reviewing, etc. etc. ad [...]

Teleread poll: Your chance to respond on Android 5.0 Lollipop issues

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

As many readers will be aware, my previous piece “Android latest: Lollipop does not suck” produced a fusillade of comment from those who had the opposite experience of the new Android 5.0 Lollipop iteration of the world’s favorite mobile OS. And although at the time of writing I [...]

The bread machine effect: Why it doesn’t matter if most people prefer print

By libertyc
July 21, 2013 // 11 Comments

Is there an e-book backlash? A couple of polls have come out, one on the UK side of the big pond and the other in America, professing to indicate that most people still prefer paper books. The one from the UK is cited in an article in the Sunday Times, which I couldn’t read since it’s [...]

Frankfurt Book Fair survey finds media sector in state of runny flux

By libertyc
July 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

A just-released survey of media industry opinion, conducted under the auspices of the Frankfurt Book Fair in the long lead-up to the European publishing industry’s number one event in October, finds the media sector caught on the cusp between past and future, and highly uncertain about which [...]

Survey: Do you give e-books as gifts? Why, or why not?

By libertyc
June 20, 2013 // 2 Comments

Time for a TeleRead survey: Have you ever given an e-book as a gift? This past weekend, I was ay my dad’s for Father’s Day. He just moved, and I was treated to a tour of the new place—replete with groaning bookshelves in every room! As my stepmother pointed out a piled-high shelf—in [...]

For Valentine's Day, an erotica e-reading survey

By libertyc
February 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s Valentine’s Day, and what better day to talk about e-books and romance? Or to be more specific, e-books and erotica. E-books have been very good for the erotica genre. Even the Wall Street Journal thinks so. Why? Because women can now read books they’d otherwise be ashamed to be seen [...]

iPad owners buying fewer printed works

By libertyc
January 21, 2012 // 1 Comment

PaidContent has a brief report on IDG Connect statistics suggesting that iPad owners are buying less physical media. The survey shows that 72% of worldwide professionals polled are buying fewer newspapers, 70% are buying fewer books, and 49% are buying fewer DVDs since owning an iPad. The biggest [...]

Author Stephen Hunt polls 836 readers on e-book habits

By libertyc
July 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

Author Stephen Hunt, webmaster of science-fiction website sfcrowsnest.com, has conducted a survey of 836 of his readers to find out how many of them are using e-books, and how they’re using e-books. Although the sample is small compared to the overall number of readers out there, and presumably [...]

Publishing Perspective poll results favor library e-books but show few are using them

By libertyc
November 9, 2010 // 7 Comments

Publishing Perspectives reports some interesting results on a poll it posted as to whether libraries should loan e-books. 81% of poll-takers said that libraries should loan e-books, and a further 12% said they should loan them with a fee. Only 28% said they had actually checked a library e-book [...]

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