98% of active e-reader users noted that these devices allow them to read more books, at a faster speed, and sometimes can provide a richer and more educational read than traditional print books. According to dbReaders survey, e-book readers can save 40-50% of reading time and can also overcome dyslexia problems.
A writer of crime fiction, librarian with many years experience, blogger, observer, reading fun and expert in the digital publishing market Barbara Fister tells to dbReaders.com about the last trends and the most critical issues related with digital reading.
The main advantages of e-books over print books are: the lower price, no need for space and the environmental aspect. Despite these advantages, less then 1/5 of active e-book users actually stop buying printed books. According to recent studies, for the majority of reading fans tactual sensation is more important than price, compact space and eco-friendliness.
This year’s Black Friday made it clear what season it is: tablet season. People seem to be in a constant buzz about the new Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet. A tablet is on the top of every holiday wish list, and for good reason.
Berlin based company Young Internet launches iPad app “Grolly’s animal adventures”. The app has been already placed in the top 10 of book downloads in eight European countries for only several weeks of sales. Mihaela Schmidt, Senior Online Marketing Manager, tells about key components of the application success.
OverDrive had three times more ebook checkouts during 9 moths of 2011 versus all of 2010. The company’s Director of Marketing David Burleigh tells to dbReaders.com about the main projects, which help to achieve these results.
Evenings and weekends is the most popular time for iPad users to download business information. This conclusion have been made by one of the world’s largest distributors of business content after a marketing research among 50,000 iPad owners.
eBook Readers make people read more than before. Experts explain – people read at a faster rate on eReaders comparing to paperbacks. Possibly it could be that the reader has the ability to choose their preferable font size.
eBook Applications LLC, a software development team from Moscow (Russia) with headquarters in NYC, helps a lot to sell PRS e-readers in Eastern Europe and Middle East independently from Sony.
The brand new picture books resource was officially launched a few days ago. The project called uTales has consolidated more than 1,000 professional authors and illustrators from all over the world.
From the Kindle to the Book to the Sony Reader, it seems that e-Readers are everywhere we look these days and why shouldn’t they be? These little devices have revolutionised the way we read and absorb information so their ubiquity should hardly be surprising.
Amazon has announced the launch of the Lending Library. Kindle owners with an Amazon Prime membership can borrow for free as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. Librarians don’t consider this service as a competitor.