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A New Study Reveals Trends In Digital Reading

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 03, 2013 | PERMALINK

A study recently released by the Pew Research Center shows that the number of Americans using e-readers is growing.

Okay, while this may not be breaking news, the study does have some interesting facts about digital readers. Pew reports that in 2012, 23% of Americans aged 16 and older have read an e-book. This number has increased from the previous year when only 16% of those surveyed received their material digitally.

Along with the increase of e-book readers, the number of devices purchased has also grown. In late 2011, only 18% of those surveyed owned a reading device such as a Kindle, Nook or iPad. In 2012 this percentage increased to 33%.

The study also breaks down the average digital reader. While men previously made up more of the e-reading public, in the past 12 months, women have officially become the biggest consumers of e-books. As for educational backgrounds, readers with a college or graduate degree are the most likely to download an e-book. Furthermore, these digital readers generally live in a household earning more than $75,000 a year. And the age group that makes up the majority of e-book readers — that would be people between 30 and 49.

The Pew study not only investigated trends in e-reading, but it also collected research on the number of books, both print and digital, that the people surveyed had read during the previous 12 months. The following is the breakdown of the number of books read by participants that identified themselves as readers:


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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 03, 2013 | PERMALINK

One of our favorite features of the e-revolution is the sheer amount of books you can pack into such a tiny digital device. But what do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. 

Historical Romance

Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick

   

Buy For $2.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

The Rancher and the Rock Star by Lizabeth Selvig

Buy For 99 Cents >>

 

Young Adult

Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs

Buy For $1.59 >>

     


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E-Sale: Paranormal Young Adult Titles

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JANUARY 02, 2013 | PERMALINK

Looking for some great digital books to fill up that brand new e-reader you got for the holidays? Then check out these otherworldly YA titles that are on e-sale. With some kick-butt heroines, crazy talents and futuristic settings, these tales are for both young adults and the young at heart.

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Nominated for an RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best YA Paranormal/Urban Fantasy read of 2012, Melissa Marr's Carnival of Souls was one of the standout novels of last year. When you download this book, make sure you are ready to be immersed in a futuristic world where teens, helped by magical heritages, fight in a fatal Competition in order to break out of their designated castes.

Purchase for $1.99 from Amazon or Barnes & Noble


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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 27, 2012 | PERMALINK

One of our favorite features of the e-revolution is the sheer amount of books you can pack into such a tiny digital device. But what do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. 

Historical Romance

The Bride Wore Scarlet by Liz Carlyle

   

Buy For $1.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

The Fireman Who Loved Me by Jennifer Bernard

Buy For 99 Cents >>

 

Young Adult

Girl Meets Boy by Kelly Milner Halls

Buy For $1.99 >>

         


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Rewind: Suzanne Enoch's Early Books Are On E-Sale

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 21, 2012 | PERMALINK

Armed with a degree in English literature, Suzanne Enoch began writing in the early '90s. After trying her hand at romantic fantasy, it became clear to Enoch that her real talent was in crafting funny, witty and oftentimes suspenseful Regency romances. After switching up her genre, she was first published in 1995 with The Black Duke's Prize. Fast forward a dozen years and two dozen novels (including several contemporary reads) and Enoch kicked off her Scandalous Brides series which has caused quite a buzz in romance circles. In fact, the first three Scandalous Brides books, A Beginner's Guide to Rakes, Taming An Impossible Rogue and Rules to Catch a Devilish Duke have all been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choice awards. However, before we visited the notorious Tantalus Club, Enoch captured readers' imaginations by writing about some not-so-suitable couples that make the trip to the bedroom and (eventually) down the aisle. For those interested in reading Enoch's earlier works, there is a digital sale on several of her classic novels. Read on to find out which book (or books) might be keeping you company over the holiday break.


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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 20, 2012 | PERMALINK

One of our favorite features of the e-revolution is the sheer amount of books you can pack into such a tiny digital device. But what do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. 

Historical Romance

Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish by Grace Burrowes

   

Buy For 99 Cents >>

 

Contemporary Romance

An Outlaw's Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

Buy For $1.99 >>

 

Young Adult

Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber

Buy For $1.99 >>

         


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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 13, 2012 | PERMALINK

One of our favorite features of the e-revolution is the sheer amount of books you can pack into such a tiny digital device. But what do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. 

Historical Romance

The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare

Buy For 99 Cents >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Back to the Bedroom by Janet Evanovich

Buy For 99 Cents >>

 

Young Adult

Eve by Anna Carey

Buy For $2.99 >>

     


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Rewind: Laura Kinsale's Early Romances Are On E-Sale

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 12, 2012 | PERMALINK

In 1985, Laura Kinsale, a geologist by trade, sat down to write her first romance novel. Published in 1986, The Hidden Heart kicked off the career for one of romance's most beloved authors. Readers wanting both humor and intensity, as well as some unusual settings and characters will definitely want to play catch up by picking up these early Kinsale romances that are now on sale.


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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 06, 2012 | PERMALINK

One of our favorite features of the e-revolution is the sheer amount of books you can pack into such a tiny digital device. But what do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. 

Historical Romance

The Winter Wife by Anna Campbell  

Buy For $1.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Scrumptious by Amanda Usen

Buy For 99 Cents >>

 

Young Adult

Stirring Up Trouble by Juli Alexander

Buy For $2.99 >>

     


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A Dozen Holiday E-Book Deals

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, DECEMBER 05, 2012 | PERMALINK

Christmas has come early in the form of a terrific e-book sale! Avon is currently hosting an incredible digital sale, marking down over a dozen books by bestselling authors. So if you are already getting tired of the hustle and bustle of the season, click on the following links to download some romantic holiday reads from across the genres for under $2 each.  

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

An Affair Before Christmas by Eloisa James 

With three separate plotlines intertwining in this novel, Eloisa James, mistress of historical romance, has crafted a thoroughly satisfying read in which happily ever afters abound.

Buy for $1.99 from Amazon or Barnes & Noble >>


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