Major survey of ebook consumers: major benefits of ebooks relate to price

Angela Bole, Book Industry Study Group; Kelly Gallagher, Bowker.
First presentation of data from a major industry survey ofebook consumers. 95% confidence level
Demographics: male 51%, female 49%; income over 75K 37%, 35K to 75K, 38%, under 35K, 25%; 23% RURAL, 24% URBAN, 43% suburban
Whey e instead of P?: in order 1. affordability, 2. easy […]

Earth to publishers: Apple tablet or not, consumers will spend only so much on e-books

Amid all the excited headlines today about the Apple tablet or other technology, one of the more important doesn’t mention the A word at all.
It’s from the New York Observer and reads: After three months, only 35 subscriptions for Newsday’s Web site.
Just in case you haven’t heard, we’re in the worst global recession […]