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the Pew research stuff is so good...this would be good info to use if you were trying to establish pruchasing soem ereaders for the school library or if you wanted to make a bigger investment in ebooks, follet shelf, etc
-- The prevalence of e-book reading is markedly growing, but printed books still dominate the world of book readers.
-- There are four times more people reading e-books on a typical day now than was the case less than two years ago.
-- Those who own e-book readers and tablets are avid readers of books in all formats.
-- E-book reading happens across an array of devices, including smartphones.
-- In a head-to-head competition, people prefer e-books to printed books when they want speedy access and portability, but print wins out when people are reading to children and sharing books with others.
Post from joycevalenza. The Pew Internet & American Life Project released its new study, The Rise of e-Reading (Apr 2012) .Here are some of the key findings from the Summary of the report by researchers by Lee Rainie, Kathryn Zickuhr, Kristen Purcell, Mary Madden and Joanna Brenner, who surveyed of 2,986 Americans ages 16 and older between November and December 2011: