How print books and ebooks will live happily together

This infographic puts the focus on how readers feel about ebooks and print books. People with e-readers read more books (ebooks and print) than those who don’t have e-readers: 24 books a year compared with 19. Nearly 90% of people with e-readers still also read print books and only one in 10 have gone over entirely to ebooks.

One surprising finding is that people read print books quicker than ebooks with an average reading speed on the Kindle of nearly 11% slower than for print. I always find I read faster on the Kindle than in print.

Respondents said ebooks were great for reading books while travelling or commuting (73%) and being able to get a book quickly (83%) but not so good for reading with a child (just 9%) or sharing books with other people (25%)

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