New Zealand: The Reading and eReading Habits of Kiwis
The Research NZ survey, commissioned by New Zealand Book Month, asked 505 people about their reading habits. The results, released yesterday, found 23 per cent of men hadn’t read a book in the past year, compared with only 8 per cent of women.
- 84 per cent read at least one book in the past year.
- 9 per cent read more than 50 books in the past year.
- 23 per cent of men and 8 per cent of women read no books in the past year.
- 4 per cent of men and 13 per cent of women read more than 50 books in the past year.
- Of those who had read a book, 77 per cent would prefer to read a paper book.
- Of those who had read a book, 14 per cent would prefer to read an ebook.
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See Also: Learn More About New Zealand Book Month including an FAQ about a $5 voucher offany title priced $10 or more at participating bookstores. It was sent by mail to NZ residents, also available on web, etc.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.