May 17, 2022

New Report: How Canadians Are Reading Digitally & Canadians Adopting Ebooks (Infographic)

From a Booknet Canada Blog Post:

So, how are people reading digitally? We thought the answer would overwhelmingly be that they are reading on tablets but to our surprise, when we categorize the results by device type, we find that dedicated ebook readers, as in 2012, remain the preferred device. It is important to note that this does not mean that purchasing of tablets isn’t on the rise: we didn’t ask what devices people were buying, but what devices they were using to read ebooks on.

Tablet use for e-reading saw a decrease from 34% in the first quarter of 2013 to 23% in the fourth quarter. Mobile use increased steadily through 2013 up to 11% at the end of the year. Although mobile devices still rank in last place out of the four types of e-reading devices surveyed, this steady growth over 2013 marks a significant increase. At the beginning of the year, respondents who reported reading on their mobile phone were predominantly from the youngest demographic (18–29), but by the end of the year, there was a more even distribution among age groups.

Data From the Just Released: The Canadian Book Consumer 2013: Digital Sales and Trends (Fee-Based)

The Complete Blog Post Includes a Chart

BookNet Canada has also released the “Canadians Adopting Ebooks” Infographic

Source: BookNet Canada

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