by Pew Research Center — published in 2012

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This is the first comprehensive examination of the reading habits of the general population since e-books have come to prominence. The emergence of e-books has disrupted industries and institutions that have enjoyed relatively stable practices, policies, and businesses for decades. Widespread consumer interest in e-books began in late 2006 with the release of Sony Readers and accelerated after Amazon’s Kindle was unveiled a year later. By the end of 2011, there were widespread reports about the exploding demand for e-books, both for purchases and for borrowing from libraries.

NGOs, Social, Economic, Technological, e-books, e-Lending, usage patterns, USA, digital media