Why People Buy Books


The link below is to an article that looks at 8 reasons people buy books.

For more visit:
http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2016/8-reasons-why-people-buy-books/

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Why People Don’t Read


The link below is to an article that looks at reasons why people don’t read and offers possible solutions to those reasons.

For more visit:
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/10-reasons-nonreaders-dont-read-%E2%80%94-and-how-change-their-minds

Noisetrade Ebooks


I have been a user of Noisetrade for some time – for music. Now Noisetrade is looking at ebooks as well. A great idea. Noisetrade is a means of introducing people to now both music and ebooks via free samples and sometimes entire products, be it an album or ebook.

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/noise-trade-books-helps-you-market-your-book_b82448,/p>

Article: Digital Bible Reading Increasing


The link below is to an article that reports on the increase in people reading the Bible in a digital format in the USA.

For more visit:
http://washingtonexaminer.com/internet-bible-reading-surges-now-4-in-10-read-gods-words-digitally/article/2535148

Article: Refusing to Use an Ebook Reader


The link below is to an article that looks at why people refuse to use ebook readers and thereby ebooks.

For more visit:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-rubinstein/no-i-wont-use-an-ereader_b_3542684.html

Why E-readers Are Good for Books: People Read More


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There’s a lot of angst in the book publishing industry — and among book lovers — about the rise of the e-book and the decline of the printed version, but there’s good news for those who care about books regardless of what form they take: A growing body of evidence shows that people with e-readers are reading more books. A recent survey found that 40 percent of those with e-readers said they were reading more books than they used to before they had the device, which is consistent with earlier data on e-reading habits. E-book sales climbed by more than 200 percent in the first six months of this year, according to the Association of American Publishers.

The survey by Marketing and Research Resources found that 58 percent of those with e-readers (including the Apple iPad (s aapl), the Amazon Kindle (s amzn) and the Sony Reader (s sne)) said they…

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Article: Ebook Reading is Fine


There has been plenty of debate about the pros and cons of reading via an ebook reader and the article linked to below removes one of the many ‘mythological’ reasons many people dislike ebook reading – well, it does for reasonable people anyway.

For more visit:
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/06/e-readers-dont-cut-down-on-reading-comprehension/

Article: Words to Ban for 2013?


The link below is to an article about words people would like to have banned – I think I agree with some of these overused terms and words being banned. I’m sick to death of hearing about the fiscal cliff and I’m not even in the US. 

For more visit:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/31/banned-words-list-2012_n_2387613.html