OverDrive Data Shows Majority Still Like To Browse the Virtual Shelves — The Digital Shift – “Nearly 60 percent of readers browsed public library ebook collections to discover new content, rather than searching for a specific title. Among those, romance was the most popular genre, followed by all fiction, mystery and suspense, historical fiction, and science fiction and fantasy. Ebook browsing is an evening activity, evidently: Visitors are most active from 8-9 p.m. in their respective regions, followed by the 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. windows. As to how they’re browsing, nearly half (49 percent) sign on from Windows computers. But iOS, the operating system for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple portable devices, came in second with an impressive 28 percent, more than doubling the share for Mac computers (13 percent), and blowing Android, at 5 percent, out of the water.”Digital Shift
‘Where Wild Things Are’ author Maurice Sendak dies – Yahoo! News – “Sendak, who died early Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. at age 83, four days after suffering a stroke, revolutionized children’s books and how we think about childhood simply by leaving in what so many writers before had excluded. His kids misbehaved and didn’t regret it and in their dreams and nightmares fled to the most unimaginable places. Monstrous creatures were devised from his studio, but no more frightening than the grownups in his stories or the cloud of the Holocaust that darkened his every page.”Yahoo
I highly recommend watching these two videos Maurice Sendak did with Stephen Colbert:
iPad E-Reading Market Share Stagnates as Tablet E-Reading Rises | Digital Book World – “Two out of five e-book readers who choose a tablet as their primary reading device use an iPad; at the end of 2011, two-thirds of those e-book readers were using an iPad, roughly a 25 point drop, according to a new study from the Book Industry Study Group (BISG). Some 25% of all readers who read e-books are now reading on tablets, up from under 20% at the end of 2011. (See chart below.)” Digital Book World. Personal Note: Wait, what? I thought yesterday we saw that IPad was kicking Android’s butt, particularly the Fire.
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