As Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble launched their respective eBook readers in 2007 and 2010, there were many who rushed to predict that the printed book would soon be meeting an untimely end. New data from the Pew Research Center now suggests that your standard paper, ink, and glue novel has considerable staying power with consumers.
Pew’s study surveyed readers, and found that while the total number of Americans who had read a book in the past year had dipped slightly (73 percent, down from 74 percent in 2012), the number of readers who read a printed book had essentially remained the same, at 65 percent.
Readers are still predominantly turning to printed books over electronic ones
That number more than doubles the number of people who reported that they had read an e-book in the same time period (28 percent). While printed books are pretty much the go-to choice for most readers,
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