If you had asked me to hazard a guess about how this poll would go this year, I would have said this: “After an e-book uptick related to the pandemic and a hesitancy to shop in physical stores, things are probably returning to normal and paper will again reign supreme.” Well…kind of? The paper dead […]
Will you ever buy mostly e-books? (16th annual poll)
Sixteenth annual poll! When I first launched this poll in 2007, Amazon’s first Kindle was just a few weeks old and iPads didn’t even exist yet. Now we have gizmos galore and a global pandemic under our belts. Are people feeling the e-book thunder or are they weathering the storm with paper in their hands? […]
Will you ever buy mostly e-books? 2021 results!
Well well well. For the first time since the heady days of early 2010s e-book enthusiasm, we’ve seen a pretty significant jump in people who think they’ll buy mostly e-books, with a clear plurality. While the number of people who are sticking to paper books has stayed mostly the same, there was a big shift […]
Will you ever buy mostly e-books? (15th annual poll)
Hard to believe this poll is growing up so fast! Particularly because of the pandemic and supply chain issues hitting the book world (which so far seem to be mainly overblown), I’m very curious whether the events have impacted e-book adoption. Or are we treasuring our paper books even more than before? But first, my […]
Will you ever buy mostly e-books? 2020 results!
I’m not going to lie, amid the pandemic I thought this was going to be a year where e-books experienced a bit of a resurgence in our annual poll. Nope. If anything, this year’s results reflect the continued resurgence of paper book optimism, which bottomed out between 2011-2013. Not coincidentally, this was around the time […]
Will you ever buy mostly e-books? (14th annual poll)
It’s that time of year! Time for that moment where we put our fingers on the pulse of our robotic books. Or something. It is quite hard for me to believe that this poll is now a surly teenager. But particularly since we’re in the midst of a pandemic, I’m very curious if that’s had […]