Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult, Book reviews, industry news, and commentary from a reader's point of view

Online Video Viewing Is Up; One More Competitor for Books

According to a comScore Network study, 74% of Internet users are watching online videos. 134 million Internet users watched over 9 billion video clips in July. The study says that just in the past few months, the monthly time spent viewing videos went from 145 minutes in March to 181 minutes in July.

I hope later today when Part 2 video review of Claudia Dain’s The Courtesan’s Daughter is posted that you all are reading books and not watching videos.

Via MacWorld

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. RfP
    Sep 14, 2007 @ 12:23:49

    I wonder if the increase will continue, or if we’re in a video honeymoon that will taper off. My video viewing seems to have peaked already, sometime last year. Now I’m much pickier–it has to be something unusual like your stick figure reviews!

  2. Angela
    Sep 16, 2007 @ 20:35:06

    Hmm…I’m always watching videos and TV shows online instead of reading books. *g*

  3. Online Videos Guru
    Jun 09, 2009 @ 05:57:34

    Well, according to Google: “Today, 13 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and we believe the volume will continue to grow exponentially.”

    And I remember back in the days when all we had was and They were actually the web’s first Youtube and Google video kind of sites. My how times have changed!

%d bloggers like this: