Sunday, February 24, 2013
People still read, they just do it differently now
The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that 83% of Americans aged 16-29 had read a book in the past year, and 60% of them used their local public library.
It found that of Americans under 30 who read a book, 41% of them read it on their cell (mobile) phone and 55% on a computer.
The Romance Writers report asked romance readers about their habits. 91% of romance buyers are women, about half of romance buyers are between the ages of 30 to 54, and 94% of romance readers have read ebooks (either purchased or free).
So yes, people are still reading books, a lot of books, but the way people read them is changing.
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