If you didn’t already know, we have received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study the role of libraries in users’ lives and in their communities. The grant is for three years, and the research agenda has already begun to unfold. We just published our second report in the series; here’s a look back at stage 1 of our timeline and the first report …
21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.
How often do you read? On what device? Why? Please let us know (and check back here later for a recap of our second report)!
While there is a tendency to associate e-books with dedicated e-reading devices, we found that among people who read e-books, just as many read their e-books on a desktop or laptop computer as on an e-book reader like a Kindle or Nook—and more people read e-books on their cell phones than on tablet computers.
We want to know: Where do you read your e-books: On your phone? Laptop? E-reader? All of the above?