May 23, 2022

BISG Shares Findings From New “Consumer Attitudes Towards Ebook Reading” Report

Volume 4 of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)/Nielsen Book Research Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading report was released today.

The full text report is available for a fee. Additional info and links to purchase here.

BISG did share a few of the findings from the report.

  • Consumers are very interested in “bundling” print and digital versions of a book, with 48% of survey respondents willing to pay more for bundles. 
  • Just over half of survey respondents would pay more for an e-book if it could be given away or re-sold.
  • Consumers do not distinguish between e-books published by traditional houses and independently published options when making buying decisions.
  • While the numbers are relatively small, there is an increase in the number of people who buy print and digital versions interchangeably with a slow decline in the number of people who exclusively buy e-books.

Read the Complete Report Announcement

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