china.jpgAccording to the Global Times, the 7th annual National Reading Survey canvassed 29 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and covered over 19,000 readers.

It round that newspaper reading declined 15.6 percent and paperback reading declined as well.

24.6 percent of the respondents had read digital books and 91 percent of them said that they would not buy a hardcover or paperback book after reading it online.

Online readers said that they would only be willing to pay far less than the current charges that web publishers are currently asking.

Thanks to Resource Shelf for the link.

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Chinese survey on reading – newspapers down, digital reading up
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