20 Percent of Americans Say They're Reading eBooks

One in five Americans say they've read an ebook in the last year, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. Those numbers come from a late January survey, they're up sharply from a December 2011 survey. Pew says the jump coincides with a jump in e-reading devices: Ownership of dedicated e-reader devices like the Kindle and the Nook went from 10 percent in December to 19 percent in January, and ownership of tablet like iPads and Kindle Fires made the same leap. Continue reading at 'AllThingsD'

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20 New Asian American Books to Read Right Now

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20 Feel-Good Ebooks Unlikely to Have Long Library Waitlists to Read While Social Distancing

These feel-good ebooks don't have long waits -- if any wait at all -- from your library. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Apple tells price fixing courtroom it owns 20 percent of the ebook market

Apple director Keith Moerer said in court on Tuesday that the company holds about 20 percent of the US ebook market, double the size commonly assumed. The revelation came after the Department of Justice tried to bolster its price fixing case against the company by asserting that "Apple forgot to... Continue reading at Engadget

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Yes, people still read: ebook sales by UK publishers grew 54 percent in 2011

All hail the ebook! Seriously, if it weren't for this marvelous literary development, try saying with a straight face that you wouldn't at least take pause before adding a new title to your collection. Numbers are in from The Publisher's Association -- a group of 120 companies across the trade... Continue reading at Engadget

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Number of Americans reading ebooks doubles

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:05 The number of Americans using an ebook reader has almost doubled during the last 12 months, according to a new survery. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Shocker: People who read ebooks read more

Are you ready for a bombshell? Turns out people who read ebooks read more books than those don't. That tidbit comes from the number crunchers at Pew. According to a new report titled "The Rise of E-Reading," the ebook readers read an average of 24 books in the past year, versus the 15 books read... Continue reading at Engadget

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Free Ebooks about Police Violence to Read Right Now

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The 20 Books to read this summer

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Yes, Literary Fiction With Happy Endings Exists: Here are 20 Must-Read Examples

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Coronavirus Update: The UK Scraps Its 20-Percent VAT on Digital Books

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99p Ebooks for Lockdown Reading

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Why All Americans Should Read “Celestial Bodies”

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Poland Approves Reduction of Ebook VAT from 23 to 5 Percent

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