Printed Books Rebound and Endures Digital Fad


“Adult readership of print books actually rebounded last year [2013], after a period of decline, according to the study by Princeton Survey Research Associates International on behalf of the Pew Research Center. While 28% of adults had read an e-book in the last year, 69% had read a print book, and reading overall was up.

‘Though e-books are rising in popularity, print remains the foundation of Americans’ reading habits,’ Pew researchers wrote in a release on the survey’s results. ‘Most people who read e-books also read print books, and just 4% of readers are “e-book only.”‘ Overall, 89% of those who had read an e-book had also read a book in print.

The survey was conducted Jan. 2-5 and is based on a nationwide sample of 1,005 adults. (The study thus captured the spread of tablet devices after the 2013 holiday gift season).  Exactly half of all American adults now own either a tablet computer such as an iPad, or an e-reader such as a Kindle or Nook for reading e-books. That figure is up from 43% in September.

The percentage of Americans who’ve read an e-book has increased dramatically over the course of three surveys released in 2011, 2012 and 2014. In the 2011 report, just 17% of adults had read an e-book.”

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