Print Books Aren’t Extinct Yet… (And Other Awesome Book Facts For 2017)
Those of us who love the sound and feel of turning a book’s page under our fingertips and highlighting a favorite passage with an actual highlighter will be thrilled to hear that print books aren’t dead yet.
The trend of print being more popular than its digital counterparts is seen in the market as well. Hardcover sales are only rising (by 4.1% this year), while e-book sales are plummeting by nearly 19%.
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And all this despite the fact that millennials are the fastest growing reading population.
That’s right! Contrary to what most believe, millennials read more than other adult generations do. 80% of 18 to 29 year olds have read a book (in any format) over the last year, compared to 73% of 30 to 49 year olds, 70% of 50 to 64 year olds, and 67% of 65+ year olds.
But what are American’s reading?
According to Global English Editing’s infographic, which includes data from the subscription-based book service Scribd, our favorite reads have a vast range:
From Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir What Happened, to Mark Manson’s self-help book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck, to Ray Dalio’s Principles, to Dave Ramsey’s More Than Enough, all the way to Stephen King’s horror story It.
Want to learn more about reading habits across the United States, including 2017’s top sellers, the most popular American authors, and what books we can’t wait to get our hands on for 2018?
Global English dissects everything related to reading, including who’s doing it, how much, what books, print vs e-books, state breakdowns, and much more!
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Then check out Global English Editing’s infographic below.