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  • May 20, 2011
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Miratech has just released some data from a recent study. The study compared how a group of iPad owners read on the iPad versus how they read the same article on a physical newspaper. The study group spent about the same amount of time reading each item, but they  remembered more and better details about…

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  • May 19, 2011
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The  Association of American Publishers (AAP) has just released new sales figures for March 2011, and there’s good news and bad news. eBook sales were up from last year, but down from February 2011. March eBook sales totaled $69.9 million, compared to $90.3 million in February 2011. Still, this was a big improvement over March…

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  • May 9, 2011
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The Pew Research Center has released a new report today. This report looks at the 25 highest traffic news sites on the web and breaks down where they get their traffic. Google still wins the contest easily; it provided anywhere from 10% to 60% of most sites’ traffic. Facebook comes in a close third, which…

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  • May 6, 2011
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Nielsen released some rather interesting data yesterday. the polling company had conducted surveys this spring on how and why Americans use tablets. Not all the results were released, but Nielsen did post a couple graphs. I clipped part of one and embedded it at right. If you look at the chart, you’ll see that the…

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  • May 3, 2011
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The GfK Group has released the results of a survey. A random group of 1 thousand French internet users were polled about how they read content. Fourteen percent reported that they now read eBooks, with about half having gone completely digital. A surprising ly large number admitted to pirating their content. While 39% use online…

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  • May 3, 2011
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The Publisher’s Association has released new data on the eBook market in the UK. Sale of academic and professional eBooks increased by 29% in 2010, and they still account for more than 70% of the digital market. eBook sales to consumers hit £16m in the UK in 2010, which is up from the £4m in…

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  • April 30, 2011
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A recent survey conducted by Adweek/Harris Poll found that 4 out of 5 Americans would refuse to pay for online news. of those who’d pay, most (14%) would only pay less than $10 a month and only 2 out of a hundred would pay over $20 a month. This data is based on pull of…

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  • April 29, 2011
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The Book Industry Study Group is currently selling a new report that studies a recent survey it conducted. Some of the results include the fact that fiction continues to dominate downloads with SF, romance, and literary fiction each accounting for 20% of the market. Also, samples and sales were named as the biggest influence on…

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  • April 29, 2011
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The University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Times have recently released the results of a survey. 80% of respondents have read a book for fun in the past month, with half that number reading 3 or more books a month. Three in ten Californians report spending 7 hours a week reading books, and…

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  • April 27, 2011
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Simba Information has just published a new report on eBooks, eReaders, and how people are reading on their gadgets. The report finds that 40% of respondents don’t read eBooks on their iPad. This is a rather curious number, but before you can proclaim that it is high, low, or unremarkable you first need to put…