E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines

E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines – by Lee Rainie and Maeve Duggan, produced by Pew Internet. Released December 2012.

Finds that the percentage of Americans who read books has not substantially changed between 2011 and 2012, however the number who have read ebooks in the past year is growing, while the number who have read a physical books is decreasing. The number of Americans who have borrowed ebooks from libraries and are aware of libraries offering ebooks has also increased.

Libraries, patrons and e-books

Libraries, patrons and e-books – by Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, Mary Madden and Joanna Brenner, produced by Pew Internet.

Research into the intersection of ebook reading and public libraries, based on quantitative surveys undertaken in late 2011, and qualitative survey in May 2012.

Major findings are that 12% of Americans who read ebooks have borrowed them from the library, most Americans are unaware that you can borrow ebooks from libraries, ebook borrowers are generally unhappy about the title selection and conditions of borrowing ebooks from the library, and library users are more likely to have purchased their last book than have borrowed from the library.