Many thought books would disappear due to technology and ebooks, that is not necessarily the case.
The way people access online content certainly has changed over the last few years with the introduction of tablets and better mobile devices. It is now easier than ever to access data on the move. Many predicted books would soon become a thing of the past but that does not seem to be the case.
Reading a book and accessing the data on the move is a lot easier than it has ever been. If you intended to read a lot of books on holiday you don’t have to bring an extra travel case with you anymore, a tablet and eBooks are the obvious practical choice. But it seems when it comes to reading a book the preference to most people is still ink on paper. The new report published by Pew Research Centre backs this up with data from America. There is no data from the UK but the trends tend to be very similar.
The stand out statistic over a 12 month period is that 65% read a printed book compared with 28% of those who read a e-book. People don’t see an ebook as a replacement but more as a compliment to the printed book. The ebook is very practical for travelling and commuting but its seem it is not going to be a replacement, well not just get.
Nothing beats the real thing.