Reading subscription service Scribd is offering free access to its library of over one million ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more for the next 30 days (no commitment or credit card information required). Scribd told Good e-Reader that "With the spread of COVID-19 and new regulations put into effect, we know many people are staying close to home, yet still looking for … [Read more...] about Scribd is giving away 1 month of unlimited access for free
The National Endowment for the Arts monitored American reading habits in 2017 and have just issued a new report. They found that adults who read ebooks and listen to audiobooks consumed the most books per year: a median of 10 compared to four for print-only readers. Print reading, though, is ceding to e-book reading and audiobook listening. In the survey, 44.5% of adults said … [Read more...] about People who read ebooks, read more
When the first digital readers appeared on the scene, they were greeted with very mixed reactions. Early adopters and tech enthusiasts loved the freedom and flexibility of having an entire library of books at their disposal in a small handset; traditionalists looked on in horror and argued that electronic media could never replace the experience of a real book. Authors and … [Read more...] about It’s not a case of “either/or” – why digital and printed media can and will coexist
The UK has just passed a resolution that will eliminate all VAT on ebooks and digital newspapers on December 1st 2020. The old 20% tax on these types of content will be completely abolished, but for some reason audiobooks will still be charged the old tax rate. Physical books and periodicals have been exempt for a very long time.In October 2018, the EU allowed member states … [Read more...] about The United Kingdom is getting rid of Tax on ebooks
Reading can be one of the most exciting activities in the world. A good book will transport the reader to a faraway land and allow them to ignore their worries. It’ll enable them to learn about world history and human relationships. Reading will make you smarter as well. In recent years, a lot of people have made the switch from paperbacks and hardbacks to e-books. They’re … [Read more...] about Why E-Books Are Better Than The Alternatives
This month there are a ton of great reads in the Fiction and Non-Fiction categories. The best books that are released in March are primarily by new authors or ones you have never heard of before, which makes it great for readers wanting to discover something new.House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. MaasFans of fantasy writer Sarah J. Maas can finally get their hands on … [Read more...] about The best new ebooks for March 2020
One can often spend hours debating the comparison of e-books and printed books. However, as we march towards a highly digital age, it is imperative for everyone to keep up with the times. As more people start buying interest in technology, the number of book readers goes down every day. Publishing is one such sector that has entered the digital zone to make reading more … [Read more...] about Top 5 Advantages of E-Books
There is a growing number of people who simply aren't reading books anymore. There are no set reasons why this occurs, some are forced to read books in English class and simply don't read anymore. Others don't read books, but read news articles and blog posts online, but not books. Why is this the case?TGI consumer research from Kantar Media released in 2019 suggests just … [Read more...] about Why aren’t people reading books anymore?
Digital manga sales in Japan have increased by almost 30% in 2019, while the print market was down 4.3%. The entire digital publishing market, which includes ebook, comics and graphic novels generated a staggering $2.81 billion USD. Digital publishing sales made up 19.9% of the market in 2019, whereas it made up 16.1% of the market in 2018.Print sales fell for the 15th … [Read more...] about Digital Manga sales have increased by 29.5% in 2019
Over the course of the past 12 years many people who use e-readers to read ebooks, often go through a few different models. Some people start with a Kindle and then switch to a Kobo or begin their foray into ebooks with a Barnes and Noble Nook and switch to a Pocketbook. The question of the day, have you ever dealt with two different digital bookstores and have books purchased … [Read more...] about Do you purchase ebooks from many retailers?
Canadians continued to be enamoured with digital audiobooks and ebooks. In 2019, 5% of book purchases were for audiobooks, which is up from 3.6% in 2018. Meanwhile, hardcovers accounted for 24% of purchases, which is down from 25.9% in 2018. Meanwhile paperbacks account for 49% of all book purchases and ebooks continue to grow at 17%.Digital audiobook sales are likely … [Read more...] about Audiobooks and ebooks continue to grow in Canada
There is a growing population in the United States that have not read a book in the past year. Roughly a quarter of US residents have not read a print book, ebook or listened to an audiobook.Several demographic traits correlate with non-book reading, Pew Research Center surveys have found. For instance, adults with a high school diploma or less are far more likely than … [Read more...] about 27% of Americans have not read a book in the past year
Digital book sales in the United States, fell slightly in November 2019. Major publishers from January to the end of November generated $913 million dollars, so they did see a strong return on their digital investments. Digital Audiobooks continue to be the lone brightspot, the format saw an increase in sales by 23% in November and from the same time period the format made $526 … [Read more...] about ebooks experienced a 4.3% decline in November 2019