There are a multitude of digital formats that people read via apps or online. From e-books to digital magazines, there is no shortage of content that is made available via publishers. What is your favorite digital format? Today, we take a look at the results of a poll we have an over the course of the last two weeks.
229 people took part in our latest poll and we basically asked the question “What Digital Format Do you Enjoy the Most?” The number one result was e-books which captured 65% of the vote, solidifying that the digital novel is here to stay.
The second most prolific digital format is television and movies which garnered 13% of the vote. This demonstrates that digital streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Chruncyroll remain on the upswing.
In the third position is fan-fiction which 6.11% of the voting population noted as their favorite digital format. This makes sense because every month billions of pages are read on services such as Wattpad and Kindle Worlds.
What surprised me was that digital magazines and newspapers did so poorly and clearly did not resonate with the Good e-Reader audience. These two categories combined had 5% of the vote.
Clearly, with newspapers there is a lack of interest in reading the replica edition or utilizing apps to stay informed of the latest news and likely people have switched to aggregation services such as Google News, News 360 and LinkedIn Pulse.
Digital magazines actually fared the worst in our research. Are companies doing it wrong? Are people using services such as Zinio, Pressreader, Magzter or Next Issue for access to unlimited content? I think people are still just buying the print edition and have not switched to digital like people who read e-books.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.