The Rise Of e-Reading [INFOGRAPHIC]

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I have a nice paper book collection in my office of 800 titles (and counting), but part of me wonders if, in 50 years or so, that library will be a rare endangered collection. With the rise of eBooks, Kindles and Nooks, there is the possibility that we could all be reading digitally at some point in the future, and the paper book could go the way of the dodo and the dinosaurs.

Our infographic today, examines the rise of eReading and whether books are going to become a rare endangered species. Apparently 43% of Americans over the age of 16 read an eBook in 2011. And worldwide, the numbers are slowly rising too, with Kindle predictably leading the pack. This is probably because Kindle books can be read on not only a Kindle, but also on iPads, iPhones, Android, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, and the web itself.

Let us know in the comments what you think of eBooks and eReading. Is it slowly taking over your book buying or are you still committed to paper books?  Do you see a point in the future where paper books die out and we go 100% digital?  Let us know your opinions.

Infographic Source: Schools.com
Image Source: Mike Licht

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Comments (30)
  • Andrea

    I don’t think ebooks will ever replace print and it shouldn’t be an either/or debate of which is better? There is a place for both and we should use according to our needs. There is till a huge percentage of print not available electronically. If we want to remain an educated and informed person we need to seek information from all sources.

  • William Hill

    The only reason I would want an e-reader is for the ability to put a LOT of books on one small device. This would be great for travelling! However, if I were at home, I would probably just read a regular book. I like the Kindle and I’ll probably buy one but I haven’t decided on which Kindle to get as of yet.

  • Tan Nguyen Nhat

    Ereader will lead at the future, definitely!

  • Mac Witty

    We do have an iPad but I still prefer our old Kindle – easier to read when e.g. the sun is shining. Saying that, I’m old fashion and like the feeling and smell of paper books

  • Vishal Mishra

    i cannot think of a world without paper books. i like there smell, and touch.

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