There are four times more people reading ebooks on a typical day now than was the case less than two years ago, according to a survey by the PEW Internet and American Life Project.
Researchers found that people who own e-readers read more books than people who don’t own the devices and read only print.
According to the report:
- 21% of American adults have read an e-book.
- 43% have read an e-book, magazine or news story on an e-reader, tablet, smartphone or computer in the past year.
- 28% own at least one device for e-reading, either a tablet or e-reader.
- 29% of e-book readers read e-books on their cellphone.
The federal government is leveraging digital technology and placing important consumer-related government information into the hands of those who want and need it through Publications.USA.gov.
Publications are free and may be downloaded to desktops, laptops, various e-readers and mobile devices. The most popular publication this year is the 2012 Consumer Action Handbook.
Do you have an e-reader? Do you enjoy the experience as much as print?