Young e-book readers on the rise
E-books may finally be catching on with the toughest of customers: young people.
A US study, commissioned by children's publisher Scholastic, found that 46% of respondents aged 9-17 had read an e-book as of 2012, compared to just 25%in 2010.
And around half of those who have not read an e-book say they want to do so. But the appeal of paper remains as about 80% of kids who read an e-book still read print books, according to the report.
While e-books are believed to comprise around 25 to 30% of total book sales, the number has been much lower among children.
The rise of iPads and other tablets has helped vastly expand the availability of picture books and other children's books in electronic format.
what do you think?
E-Books and E-Readers are OK if you want to pony up a ton of money on the reader and pay a shade less for the books. The problem comes when the E-Reader breaks (which they do) because then you have to pony up for a new one. They're convenient but I'm not so sure they save much and would you put a £200 E-Reader in the sticky hands of a teen or pre-teen, knowing it could be destroyed in 5 seconds?