May 17, 2022

New Report From Kobo Looks at Children’s/Young Adult eBook Marketplace

Here’s a recently published report (13 pages; PDF) researched and provided by Kobo, an ebook seller and ereader provider. It’s loaded with statistics and includes a bibliography.

The report also includes a brief discussion about apps for children.

From the Conclusion:

Overall, if the eBook market for kids is considered the Wild West, it is one in the midst of being civilized. The resistance to providing a device to a child in place of a print book is diminishing – eBooks are already the go-to for parents and children when a distraction while travelling is needed. EBooks have a distinct advantage for parents and kids when it comes to convenience, whether that is in the ease of purchasing a new book, keeping an entire library in one easy-to-carry place, or having ready access to a world of stories and ideas anytime, anywhere. One of the most encouraging developments is the fact that eBooks seem to be helpful in turning non-readers or reluctant readers into avid ones. More booklovers in the world is a good thing for all of us, and opening up the world of books and stories to someone for whom that world was foreign and inaccessible is a tremendous opportunity and privilege.

Direct to Full Text Report (13 pages; PDF)

See Also: Adds a Lot of New Content to “Kindle FreeTime Unlimited” Service For Kids (June 18, 2013)

Hat Tip: Matt Weaver

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.