1 in 5 People hearken to audiobooks

Roughly seven-in-ten U.S. adults (72%) say they’ve learn a ebook prior to now 12 months in any format, a determine that has remained largely unchanged since 2012, based on a Pew Analysis Heart survey carried out Jan. Eight-Feb. 7, 2019. Print books stay the most well-liked format for studying, with 65% of adults saying they’d learn a print ebook prior to now  yr. Digital books are nonetheless widespread with readers, 25% of People say they’ve learn one prior to now yr and  there was a small uptick within the quantity of people that hearken to audiobooks, a 6% enhance.

Regardless of some development in sure digital codecs, it stays the case that comparatively few People solely devour digital books (which embrace audiobooks and e-books) to the exclusion of print. Some 37% of People say they learn solely print books, whereas 28% learn in these digital codecs and in addition learn print books. Simply 7% of People say they solely learn books in digital codecs and haven’t learn any print books prior to now 12 months. (A few quarter of People haven’t learn a ebook in any format prior to now yr.)

The share of school graduates who’ve listened to an audiobook prior to now 12 months has elevated 7% since 2018. About one-third of school graduates (34%) have finished this prior to now 12 months, in contrast with 27% in 2018. – Equally, the share of adults with an annual family earnings of $75,000 or extra who’ve listened to an audiobook has elevated 7 proportion factors since 2018 (30% vs. 23%).

Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the previous ten years. His articles have been picked up by main and native information sources and web sites such because the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Publish and the New York Instances.

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