Articles about "E-readers"


Majority of people who read news now get it on handheld devices

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More than half of Americans who regularly read news get it on handheld digital devices, according to new research. The Pew Internet & American Life Project found 54 percent of news-reading adults turn to cell phones, tablets or e-readers (question 23). There's good news for writers: "41% of tablet owners and 35% of e-reader owners said they were reading more since the advent of e-content."

The main focus of the Pew survey was on e-books and how Americans are embracing them. A few interesting facts: (more...)
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Ownership of e-readers and tablets nearly doubled over the holidays

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Almost a third of U.S. adults now own a tablet or an e-reader, after a huge spike from the holiday gift season. A new survey from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project found that the percentage of ownership for tablets and e-readers increased identically -- to 19 percent in January from only 10 percent in December. The number owning one or both grew to 29 percent from 18 percent in December. (more...)
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How would a split affect Barnes & Noble, Nook business?

Barnes & Noble is exploring whether to spin off or sell its Nook e-book and e-reader business line, according to paidContent and others.

What would that mean? It would separate the fast-growing Nook business (up about 70 percent annually and … Read more

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Three trends from 2011 that will reshape digital news in 2012

If you’re like me, by now you’ve read more than enough uninspired recaps of what happened in 2011 or wild guesses at what’s in store for 2012. So here’s something a little different.

I looked back at the world of … Read more

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In the year of the e-book, 5 lessons from — and for — news organizations

Mark 2011 as the year news organizations discovered e-books.

Sure, Time Magazine tried one back in 2010, but this year at least 10 other newspapers, magazines or news websites have published at least 17 electronic-only books seeking bigger audiences and

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Huffington Post publishes its first e-book, with plans for more

The Huffington Post breaks into the e-book business today with “A People’s History of the Great Recession,” based on reporter Arthur Delaney’s blogging about economic hardship.

With this, HuffPost joins a surge of news organizations that are tapping into … Read more

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The cover of one of the Boston Globe's ebooks on Whitey Bulger.

News orgs publish ebooks to capitalize on trending news, archived content

As more people buy e-readers and download books through digital stores, some news organizations are finding they can capitalize on their expertise and archives of information by quickly publishing e-books related to big stories.

The cover of one of the
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E-reader ownership doubles in six months, tablet growth slows

Pew Internet & American Life Project
The percentage of U.S. adults who own e-readers such as the Kindle or Nook doubled to 12 percent in May from only 6 percent in November, according to a new survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The rate of growth surpassed tablet computers (such as the iPad, Xoom and Galaxy), which grew to 8 percent, up only 3 points in the same time period. Three percent of adults owned both types of devices. The survey also includes demographic data about device owners.
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Will College E-Textbooks Catch On?

On Friday, something sort of big happened. McGraw-Hill launched four of its biggest selling college textbooks in e-text form for the iPad, meaning you can download the whole book or just chapters. The e-reader version comes with interactive graphics and … Read more

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29 million U.S. consumers to own e-readers in 5 years

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A new report from Forrester research predicts nearly 30 million e-readers will be sold in the U.S. by the end of 2015. That is a significant increase over the 3.7 million in use at the beginning of this year.… Read more

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