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Interesting stat: Americans with e-readers read 24 books a year on average. Those who read paper books only read 15. http://t.co/1jvTeq7j


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Interesting stat: Americans with e-readers read 24 books a year on average. Those who read paper books only read 15. http://t.co/1jvTeq7j


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  1. Wonder why. A pocket book is just has easy to carry, maybe it’s the easy impulse buying that makes it more likely to get a new book? I’ve only read a single book via my iPad and not planing on reading another, but that is not an E-Ink reader.

    1. I think one of the most under-reported advantages of e-books is the ability to increase the font size so that they can be read without reading glasses. I’ve seen stats that show a lot of the sales of these devices is going to older readers which, these days, includes me.

      It’s true that paperbacks are portable, but not all of them are created equal. Some can be quite bulky and some, especially those older British ones, have text that is so small it is better suited for use in the fine print of legal documents.

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