Another mate, Stephen Dedman, pointed me to this article in the New York Times about the surge in children using e-readers.
Here’s a snapshot of the stats that publishers are salivating about:
“At HarperCollins, for example, e-books made up 25 percent of all young-adult sales in January, up from about 6 percent a year before .”
But the quote that caught my attention, and no doubt will catch the eyes of many, many others, was this, the second paragraph of the article:
“Some weeks I completely forgot about TV,” said Eliana, 11. “I went two weeks with only watching one show, or no shows at all. I was just reading every day.”
Now that’s the e-revolution in action (and aparently, it won’t be televised – or at least, it won’t involve television!).
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